The funeral takes place in Sligo today of Natalia Karaczyn.

The mother of three's body was found in woodland outside Sligo town on Tuesday.

Requiem mass for the 30-year-old takes place in the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception this morning at 11.30am.

Her husband 32-year-old Rafal Karaczyn is due back in court today charged with her murder.

He was remanded in custody yesterday, to appear before Harristown District Court later today.

Polish national Rafal Karaczyn appeared yesterday before Sligo District Court yesterday  where Garda Cathal Duffy gave evidence of arresting him at Ballymote garda station on Wednesday last.

Mr Karacyzn, of Crozon Park, Co Sligo, has been remanded in custody to appear at Harristown District Court, Castlerea today on a charge of murdering his wife at their home last Sunday.

Rafal Karaczyn made no reply when the charge was put to him.

It was agreed in court that he should be put on suicide watch.

Ms Karaczyn's family, who were in court for the hearing, were in support of the request.

The body of mother-of-three Ms Karaczyn (30) was recovered near Lough Gill, Co Sligo, shortly after 10am on Tuesday following a large-scale search effort by local gardaí.

She had been strangled to death.

Both the murder victim and her husband were members of the Polish community.

Barrister Keith O'Grady, representing Mr Karaczyn, asked Sgt Duffy in court -  to confirm that the accused had first been arrested on Sunday night and was not interviewed then but was interviewed by gardaí on Monday and through the night and was released without charge on Tuesday morning.

Within three hours, Mr O'Grady said, Mr Karaczyn returned voluntarily to make matters known to gardaí and after that the body was found and Mr Karaczyn co-operated with the gardaí.

Sgt Duffy confirmed this was the case.

Mr O'Grady told Judge Kevin Kilraine that members of the deceased's family were in court and wanted it made known that they were there to support Mr Karaczyn and also wanted him placed on suicide watch.

Judge Kilraine agreed with Mr O'Grady that Mr Karaczyn should be placed on suicide watch and he remanded him in custody to appear at Harristown district court today.

Judge Kilraine then granted him free legal aid.


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