Gardaí allurement for information as man arrested is no longer a speculate

Gardaí have renewed their allurement for information as they search for the killer of Ashling Murphy after the man they arrested was deleted as a speculate.

The man in his 40s who was being questioned in relation to the murder of the 23-year-old teacher was released from Garda custody on Thursday night.

A notice on RIP.ie said Ms Murphy will be “sadly missed by her heartbroken family” which includes her father Raymond, mother Kathleen, brother Cathal, sister Amy, aunts, uncles, cousins, extended family, neighbours and friends.

Ms Murphy was fatally assaulted at 4pm on Wednesday along the canal bank at Cappincur, Tullamore in Co Offaly.

Gardaí have renewed their allurement for information on a Falcon Storm mountain bike with straight handlebars and distinctive yellow/green front forks.

Photograph: An Garda Síochána

They are also alluring to anyone who was in the Cappincur/canal walk area of Tullamore before 4pm on Wednesday to make contact with them.

Ms Murphy was from the townland of Blueball, Tullamore. She had before played camogie for Offaly and was a talented musician. One of three siblings, she was from a family well known on the traditional music scene in the Midlands.

Ms Murphy was killed at Boland’s Lock, Cappincur, on the Grand Canal tow path about 3km east of Tullamore at 4pm. It is understood she was beaten and strangled and suffered a wound.

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