Tributes paid to 'lovely, beautiful' woman found dead in wardrobe


Joanne Lee, whose body was discovered in a house in Dublin yesterday, is believed to have been staying with her family in the Ashbourne area, before she went missing.

Joanne Lee, 38, was discovered by gardaí at a house in Ranelagh, south Dublin, on Thursday afternoon.

Irish police the Gardai launched an appeal to find missing Joanne Lee, from Dublin, Ireland, with the help of her family just 24 hours ago after she was last seen on Tuesday (13 February).

A man has been taken to hospital from the same scene with whats believed to be injuries to his legs.

Joanne's family became concerned about her last week.

"It has torn the soul out of us". We knew something was up, we just couldn't put it together.

"She was never in trouble in her life". They had not heard from her in a couple of days, and reported her missing to gardai on Tuesday.

'All I can say is why, why, why, why?

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"I'm so upset, just can't speak". This is a attractive girl, so young and so pretty, away from us all.

Emergency services were called to a house in Ranelagh yesterday afternoon and found her remains inside a wardrobe there.

A representational image of a crime scene. "We were searching... everyone".

The scene was sealed off for a technical examination and the body remained there until after the State Pathologist arrived.

Yesterday gardai searched through bins in the yard in front of the house.

A source said: "Gardai want as much information about the relationship of the couple as possible".

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Donnybrook Garda Station on 01-6669200, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any garda station.