The mum who went missing on a hen do and was later found drowned will be buried in the wedding dress she never got to wear.
Her fiancé is mourning the loss of Ruth Maguire, 30, who he described in a heartbreaking social media post as the love of his life.
"Ruth wasn't just my partner, she was my soul mate. Stay safe love always James and your three beautiful children,” James Griffin wrote on Facebook.
Mystery shrouds Ruth's final moments after she vanished from the hen party in Ireland and was later found drowned.
The mum-of-three had travelled to Carlingford, Co Louth for the hen party but became separated from the group after they left a pub and returned to their accommodation.
She was later found drowned in a body of water nearby.
In an emotional interview with the Belfast Telegraph , Ruth's older sister Rachel Wilkinson said Ruth was a "beautiful person who had everything to live for" and the devastated family would bury her in her wedding dress..
She told the newspaper no one knew what had happened, saying James had spoken to Ruth about 7.30pm that night, and she had seemed happy and did not sound like she had much to drink.
She told the Telegraph the revellers in the hen's do group left at various times throughout the night and the family believes Ruth she may have taken the wrong exit from the pub and lost her bearing.
Ruth was reported missing Sunday after she was last seen at 11.30pm on Saturday night.
Her friends realised she was missing when they arrived back at their accommodation and she wasn't there.
They headed back out to search for Ruth but there was no sign of her.
Her coast had been left at Taeffe's bar in the town centre and her phone had been turned off, with her worried friends' calls going straight to voicemail.
The friends issued a desperate plea to find Ruth, from Newcastle, County Down.
Tragically, searchers found her body in a lough near where the group had been having their night out.
CCTV from the night captured Ruth walking towards the water at Carlingford Lough.
It is believed she told a doorman she was going to go back to Newcastle.
Bridesmaid Katrina O'Hare said on Sunday Ruth told the bouncer she was going back home, but her partner and kids were at her mum's house in Ligoniel.
Ruth took a picture of a house across the road from the lough and posted it on social media around midnight.
It is believed Ruth fell into the water after leaving the pub and drowned.
Ruth, a nursing assistant was due to marry James, her partner of 12 years, with whom she reportedly had three children; Tyler 10 Lydie, 7 and Oliver, 5.
The wedding date had been reportedly set for August.
A Garda spokesman said following her body's discovery on Monday: “The hunt for a missing 30-year-old woman has been stood down following the discovery of a body of a woman in Carlingford Lough.
“The body is believed to be that of missing woman Ruth Maguire.
“Gardai wish to thank the public for their help in this instance.”
The Irish Mirror reported that a postmortem will be carried out but it is understood to be a tragic event.
The newspaper added a death notice said a funeral for Ruth would be held in Co Antrim on Sunday.
The notice for Ruth, originally from Belfast, said: "Deeply regretted by her loving partner, children, parents, brothers, sister and family circle."
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