A POSTMORTEM examination has been completed on tragedy victim Ashling Murphy.
Primary school teacher, 23 years old, died after being ferocious attack along a canal in Co Offaly, which is believed to be a random attack.
Gardai believes she fought bravely when she was brutally beaten by her attacker at Cappincur in Tullamore.
A man, 40, was arrested in connection with the deadly attack and remains in custody at Tullamore Garda station.
Investigators tonight have issued a appeal for any information about a Falcon Storm mountain bike.
The bike is described as having straight handlebars and distinctive yellow and green front forks.
They are also continuing to appeal to anyone in the area before 4pm yesterday when the murder occurred.
In a statement, Mr Gardai said: “Gardai continues to investigate the fatal assault on a woman that occurred around 4pm on Wednesday, January 12, 2022, along the banks of a canal in Cappincur , Tullamore, County. Offaly.
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“An autopsy has been completed and the results have not been released for operational reasons.
“A man in his 40s remains in custody at Tullamore Garda station in accordance with Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act 1984.
“A Garda Síochána is getting all the information about a Falcon Storm mountain bike with straight handlebars and distinctive yellow/blue front forks.
“Gardaí is urging anyone with any information about this deadly attack to go ahead.
“Gardaí continues to urge any person in the walking Cappincur/Canal area of Tullamore, County Offaly before 4 p.m., yesterday afternoon, Wednesday, January 12, 2022, to contact them.
“Anyone with information is asked to contact Tullamore Garda Station on 057 932 7600, Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111, or any Garda Station.”
‘NO STONE NO NO BACK’
Earlier today, Gardai swore to “use all means” in their investigations, which included a team of more than 50 officers.
A talented musician, who used to work at Durrow National School, was jogging along a famous route when he was caught in a “gratuitous and random attacks”.
It understands attack Ashling, who was from the Blueball section of Tullamore, was witnessed by other hikers.
Hundreds of mourners are expected to attend a special vigil tomorrow for Ashling outside Dail on Dublin’s Kildare Road at 4pm.
It is also being organized to call for an end to “men’s violence against women.”
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