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Sudden death of Aine Campbell is second at Cookstown property in recent months

Aine Campbell pictured behind her aunt Sharon Campbell Robinson
Connla Young

The sudden death of a Co Tyrone woman is the second tragedy to hit the same house in recent months.

Aine Campbell, who was in her 20s died at a house in be Coolnafranky area of Cookstown on Monday.

It is understood that another man also passed away at the same property around three months ago.

Liam Campbell (36), who is not believed to be related to the deceased, is understood to have died suddenly at the bungalow in June.

It is not known how Ms Campbell died.

Local Sinn Féin councillor John McNamee said the young woman’s death was a “big shock”.

“I didn’t know her personally,” he said.

“It’s a very sad story again, it’s the second person to die suddenly in that house in recent months.

“That community was shocked with that happening again.”

Sinn Féin councillor John McNamee

Her aunt Sharon Campbell Robinson paid tribute on Facebook last night.

“I love you so much sweetheart and I will miss you forever my beautiful niece, fly with the Angeles,” she said.

Friend Shaunèen Mclaughlin said: “RIP wee chick, you were one of a kind.”

Police were called to the Coolnafranky property on Monday morning.

A spokesman last night said that a post mortem is due to be carried out and that there were no further details at this stage.

There has been a spate of sudden deaths involving young people in the Mid Ulster area over the last two years.

In October 2016, Amy Reid, who was from Coolnafranky Park in Cookstown, is believed to have died after attending a party at a flat in Coagh, Co Tyrone.

In May this year Mark Hay (34) died at a house in Moneymore, Co Derry.

A day after Liam Campbell’s death in June another man Gary McCabe (30) died at a house in Dungannon.

Both men are believed to have known each other.

Meanwhile, the bride of American Michael Munroe who was killed in a Co Antrim car accident has returned home with his ashes.

The 31-year-old died from injuries sustained in a collision on the Gracehill Road in Armoy on September 25.

An online fundraising drive to help cover the costs of repatriating his remains has been set up and can be accessed from Friday through the ‘Life After’ Facebook page.

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