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Ashling Murphy, 22, suffered “terrible injuries” after being mugged along a canal in Cappincur, Tullamore, Co Offaly, Ireland, around 4 pm. m. from yesterday.
Ashling was jogging when she was attacked.
A murder investigation has been launched after Ashling’s death.
The talented folk musician, who works at Durrow National School, was exercising along a known route when she was attacked.
Officers believe the suspect, believed to be from outside the area, pounced in a random, unprovoked attack.
The man, in his 40s, was detained after the incident.
It is understood that the attack was witnessed by other walkers.
Officers are convinced that the elementary school teacher and her attacker did not know each other.
The suspect can be held for 24 hours before being released or charged.An autopsy on the young woman’s body has not yet been performed.
A source said: “This was a completely random attack on a young woman who had just gone out for a run at night.
“It was also a very violent attack and the young woman suffered terrible injuries.”
A Garda Family Liaison Officer has been appointed to Ashling’s family.
A conference on the shocking murder was held at Tullamore Garda station last night.
Meanwhile, local councilor Declan Harvey, who uses the canal as his regular exercise route, told the Irish Sun: “During the pandemic it kept us all sane because it is a place to walk along the canal, it is very quiet and pleasant. on a nice sunny day like today.
God help the family, it is incredible that the poor girl went out for a run and the family had to receive this news tonight, it is heartbreaking. ”
Minister Simon Harris also sent his condolences to Ashling’s family last night.
He said: “A young woman just went for a jog in the afternoon and was brutally murdered. Thinking of her, her family and her community tonight and her unimaginable pain from her.”
“We must all act to end violence against women. We all have a responsibility.”