Irene Lawless murder inquiry: Family pays tribute

Irene Lawless
Image caption Ms Lawless' family urged local people to assist police with their inquiries

The family of a 67-year-old grandmother whose body was found in a Carmarthenshire village have paid tribute to her as "a peaceful person".

Irene Lawless was found dead at her home, where she lived alone, at Llanllwni on Monday.

She has been described locally as a "well-liked and independent lady".

Police are continuing to question a 26-year-old man arrested on suspicion of murder.

Two other men, aged 20 and 30, have been arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender.

Ms Lawless' son Jason said his mother was "a loving mother and grandmother, a really peaceful person who loved the garden, animals and her paintings".

Her brother, Phil, added: "She was a decent sort, a good sister to have, I wish now to have time alone to grieve."

Dyfed-Powys Police said Ms Lawless had lived on the village's Bryndulais estate for many years.

Her family have appealed for the people of Carmarthenshire, and the community of Llanllwni in particular, to assist the police in whatever way they can.

The property was cordoned off and a forensic science unit tent was set up following the discovery of the body on Monday.

Police have appealed for anyone with information which could help the investigation to come forward by calling 101.

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