Irish police are investigating the circumstances of Ashling Murphy’s death. A 23-year-old violinist and music teacher was brutally murdered by a canal in Tullamore, where she went out for a jog. According to investigators, the crime took place in broad daylight and in front of witnesses.
Ashling Murphy was murdered on Wednesday afternoon near the Grand Canal in the city of Tullamore in central Ireland. The 23-year-old went out to run there. A 40-year-old man suspected of committing the crime has already been arrested.
Local police officer Supt Eamonn Curley, quoted by the BBC website, reported that the woman was found near the sewer and had multiple injuries. An ambulance was called immediately, but the medical assistance given to her was not enough to save her.
Ireland. 23-year-old teacher murdered in front of witnesses
Curley added at the same time that only the autopsy carried out in the coming days will allow us to more accurately determine the circumstances of her death. According to the police, the attack took place in broad daylight, in front of witnesses. The preliminary findings of the investigators also say that the victim and the attacker did not know each other.
Murphy was a talented violinist, member of the National Folk Orchestra of Ireland, with whom she performed, among others during Pope Francis’s visit to Ireland in 2018. At the same time, she worked as a music teacher at Durrow National School, where she taught at the age of 6-7.
School director James Hogan told the BBC that the school community was “depressed and devastated.” – She was a fantastic, beautiful and unique person – described her so far superior, also calling her “shining light” and “inspiration”.
“My thoughts are with the family of a young woman killed in this shocking crime, with her friends and those around her,” Irish Justice Minister Helen McEntee wrote on Twitter. Polityczna expressed hope that the services “will explain this monstrous crime” and that “justice will be done”.