Police have launched an investigation into the death of a 32-year-old woman who was found dead in New Elgin.
The body of Kiesha Donaghy, a mother-of-two, was found within a flat in the Anderson Drive area last night.
Officers stood guard at the property throughout the night, and a significant police presence had remained at the scene today.
The residential street has been cordoned off and door-to-door enquiries have commenced while the death is being treated as “unexplained.”
In a double blow for family and friends, it’s understood Kiesha’s partner died earlier this year.
32-year-old woman who died in Elgin named
‘Next of kin informed’
In a statement, Police Scotland said: “Police received a report of the death of a 32-year-old woman within a property in the Anderson Drive area of Elgin around 7.20pm on Thursday, 16 November.
“The death is being treated as unexplained pending a post-mortem examination and next of kin have been informed.
“Officers remain at the scene and enquiries are ongoing to establish the full circumstances.”
‘She had so much of her life left’
Residents were in shock yesterday as they learned of the death of the young mum, who has been named locally.
A neighbour told the P&J: “When I went upstairs for my bath at 8pm and shut the blinds I saw blue flashing lights and the road cordoned off.
“It’s scary to think it’s so close.”
Local councillor John Divers added: “I heard about the incident this morning when the police contacted me, as they did with other local members to make them aware.
“I know very little. All I know is a 32-year-old woman has passed away unexplained and CID is here – read into that what you want.
“She had so much of her life left.”
‘Such a lovely girl’
Online, people also paid their condolences.
“My heart is broke for your girls, your family and friends. What a devastating loss for everyone,” said Rhian Baker.
Colleen Taylor said: “So sad to hear this today – my thoughts go out to the quines and rest of the family. Such a lovely girl”
Victoria Ross added: “Rest in peace Kiesha. Sending my love and condolences to all the family at this sad time.”