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Tributes paid to Good Samaritan found murdered in her Fermanagh home

Pauline Kilkenny, who was discovered murdered in her Fermanagh home on Tuesday

A CO Fermanagh woman found murdered in her home has been described as "Godlike in her approach to those who needed help".

Pauline Kilkenny (59) was found dead by her sister at her home in Cornacully Road between Belcoo and Garrison, at around 1pm on Tuesday.

The alarm was raised by work colleagues after she failed to show up for work at Lilley's Centra and Topaz Station in Enniskillen, where she had worked for the last two years.

Police launched a murder investigation and a 28-year-old man was arrested and is being questioned in connection with her death, suspicion of possession of cannabis and theft of a motor vehicle.

The PSNI confirmed last night that a 26-year-old woman is in custody after being arrested on suspicion of murder.

It is believed the man was known to Ms Kilkenny, who friends have said "would go out of her way" to help those in need, and rescued stray and injured animals.

Sinn Féin councillor Anthony Feely said the community was shocked at the death.

"Our thoughts and prayers go out to Pauline's parents and sisters. She was loved by all who knew her and her loss has shocked everyone."

Una Lilley, owner of the Centra, where Ms Kilkenny had worked for the past two years, said the staff were "utterly devastated and deeply shocked" by the death of "our valued team member and friend Pauline".

"She honestly had the heart of a lion and the compassion of a saint," she said.

"She adored cats and dogs, particularly if they were injured or in need.

"It was the same with people, the more you needed her the more committed to you she would be."

Ms Lilley added that it was completely out of character for her not to show up for work "almost immediately her co-workers were concerned as was I.

"Pauline was the type that would check and double check her rota.

"In our wildest imaginings we did not anticipate this tragedy, she did not deserve this ending.

"It is in stark contrast to the good, kind, caring and beautiful person Pauline was.

"She was an exceptional human being and we are going to miss her presence and her colour from our daily lives.

"If there is a God then Pauline has a special place beside him today because she was Godlike in her approach to those that needed help", Ms Lilley added.

Detective Chief Inspector John Caldwell who is leading the investigation appealed for anyone with information to phone detectives at serious crime branch on 101, quoting reference 573 13/11/18.

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