‘The most beautiful soul’: Homicide squad investigates death of mother of two

A pregnant Melbourne woman is being remembered as a loving daughter, sister and mother of two who devoted her life to her children, as homicide squad detectives investigate her death.

Michelle Darragh, 32, died at the Bayswater North home of her former partner, Ben Coman, 29, on Saturday night.

Michelle Darragh has been remembered as a loving mother, sister and daughter.

Emergency services were called to the Huntington Avenue property in Melbourne’s east about 7.30pm and found the pair inside with life-threatening injuries.

Ms Darragh, from The Basin, died at the scene and Mr Coman was taken to the Royal Melbourne Hospital in a critical condition, where he remained on Sunday under police guard.

Police said the exact circumstances of the incident were being investigated by the homicide squad. They are not looking for anyone else in relation to the death.

Police at the scene on Sunday.Credit:Nine News

The pair had two young sons together and another child on the way but had split weeks ago, Ms Darragh’s grieving family said.

They said they wanted the public to remember Ms Darragh as “the most beautiful soul that you could ever get”.

“She lived for her kids and family and always put other people first in front of her own self. We will always remember her beautiful nature and her infectious smile that lit the room up when she walked into it,” a family member told The Age.

Ms Darragh’s family said they wanted her to be remembered as “the most beautiful soul that you could ever get”.

She adored her sons, they said, and dedicated her life to them.

Forensic investigators spent much of Sunday at the Bayswater North home.

The home in Bayswater North.Credit:Luis Ascui

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