A woman who was found dead in her Roscommon home by her children was named locally as Martina Senturk.
Martina was a 32-year-old mum-of-three and a midwife who worked at Cavan General Hospital.
She was found unresponsive inside her home in Kilglass, County Roscommon shortly before 9 am on Saturday morning.
Speaking to the Irish Examiner, local councillor, Joe Murphy said Martina was “well-liked”.
Martina grew up in the area and was raising her three children in her hometown with her husband who is from Turkey.
Murphy said: “I didn’t know Martina personally, but she grew up in the area and everyone would know the family, they are well-liked and well-known.
“Martina had three small children and the connection would be all around the Kilglass area, in the community, and the school.
“It is a very tragic case, and the community is very upset obviously. She was a young woman with three small children, it makes it even harder.
“It is hard to comprehend and just a very unbelievably tragic case. My thoughts are with her family and friends”.
A Garda spokesperson said they are appealing for any information on this devastating incident
The spokesperson said: “A postmortem has been completed by the State Pathologist, the results of which are not being released for operational purposes.
“We are appealing to anyone who may have information to call Castlerea Garda Station on 094 962 1620 or any Garda station”.