Woman killed in shock Offaly attack has been named locally
A boy known to the woman has been arrested.
The woman who was killed in a shock attack in Offaly has been named locally as Lorna Woodnutt.
At around 1pm on Friday (29 September), Gardaí and emergency services responded to reports of a "violent incident" at a residential property near Tullamore.
The body of Ms Woodnutt, aged in her 40s, was discovered at the scene.
According to multiple outlets, she was originally from the Tullamore area.
A boy, reportedly of teenage age, was arrested at the residential property on Friday.
An Garda Síochána have confirmed that the male was known to Ms Woodnutt and that investigators are not looking for any other people in connection with the incident.
Gardaí also have said they are investigating "all of the circumstances" surrounding the death.
The victim has been named locally as Lorna Woodnutt
"A Senior Investigating Officer (SIO) has been appointed and an incident room has been established at Tullamore Garda Station," a Garda spokesperson said in a statement.
"A Family Liaison Officer (FLO) has been appointed in the case."
An Garda Síochána have also said they are aware that images from the incident are circulating on social media and messaging apps.
Gardaí are "appealing to any person who receives these images not to share the content further".
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