Man arrested in connection with murder of woman in Tullamore 1 week ago

Man arrested in connection with murder of woman in Tullamore

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses.

Gardaí are investigating a fatal assault on a woman that occurred at approximately 4pm on Wednesday (12 January) along the canal bank at Cappincur, Tullamore, County Offaly.

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The body of the woman, in her 20s, remains at the scene.

The scene has been preserved and will remain preserved overnight.

A man in his 40s has been arrested in connection with this incident and is currently being detained at Tullamore Garda Station under the provisions of Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984.

Both 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, and a family liaison officer has been appointed and is liaising with the family of the deceased.

Gardaí are appealing for any person with any information to come forward.

Gardaí are appealing to anyone in particular that was in the Cappincur/Canal walk area of Tullamore, County Offaly before 4pm this afternoon Wednesday, 12 January, to make contact with them.

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Anyone with information is asked to contact Tullamore Garda Station on 057 932 7600, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111, or any Garda Station.