Who was Teacher Ashling Murphy? Wiki, Bio, Age, Murdered While Jogging Details

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Ashling Murphy, a primary school teacher, was murdered by a stranger while jogging along a canal path, according to authorities.

At around 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Ashling Murphy was assaulted on the canal bank in Tullamore, Co Offaly, Ireland.


Ashling Murphy was 23 years old.

Ashling Murphy Murdered While Jogging Full Details

She had been exercising along the recreational route from Boland’s Lock and Digby Bridge, Cappincur, as a traditional Irish music musician.

“It looks like a bizarre murder,” a source told the Irish Mirror.

Gardai blocked off the crime scene and the surrounding neighborhood, and officers suspect some residents may have witnessed the heinous murder.

They’ve asked anyone who was in the area around 4 p.m. and saw or heard anything to contact them.

Declan Harvey, a local councilor, said, “Ashling was recent with the Durrow school kids doing a choir with them.

“She was a very popular teacher and a very popular person. It’s a big shock to us all. This should never happen and it’s beyond comprehension.

“There’s a lot of sadness because most of my neighbours up here walk the canal line daily.

“It’s always very popular with people who are going out walking, cycling or jogging, it’s usually heaven down there.

“You could go and do a 5km walk and it was very safe and everything and for this to happen, it’s a shock to us all.

“I don’t know how people will feel about it now, especially ladies. I do want to offer my condolences to her family.”

According to a representative for the Garda, “A man in his 40s has been arrested in connection with this incident and he is currently being detained at Tullamore Garda station under the provisions of Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984.

“The Office of the State Pathologist and the Garda Technical Bureau have been notified.

“An incident room has been established at Tullamore Garda station under a senior investigating officer.”

Helen McEntee, the Justice minister, added, “My thoughts tonight are with the family of the young woman killed in a truly shocking crime, with her friends and with her community.

“Please anyone with information, come forward to An Garda Siochana.”

Josepha Madigan, a Fine Gael minister, posted a tweet, “A young woman can’t even go for a run along a canal pathway – at four o’clock in the middle of the day – only to be attacked & murdered.

“Sincere sympathies to her family.

“We need to urgently address why we live in a country where this can happen!”

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