Post-Mortem Being Carried On Victim Of “Violent Attack”

Lorna Woodnutt died in her home yesterday.

A post mortem examination is being carried out this evening on the body of a woman who was violently attacked in Offaly.

A teenage boy remains in custody in connection with her death at a garda station in the Midlands.

Lorna Woodnutt, who was in her 40s and from Tullamore, died in her home in Rahan yesterday afternoon.

The State Pathologist, Dr.Heidi Okkers is carrying out the post mortem on her body at Midlands Regional Hospital in Tullamore.

Gardaí continue to appeal to the public not to engage with distressing footage of the violent attack yesterday.

 Chartered psychologist Dr. Sarah Cassidy has this advice for any parents who find their child is distressed or worried by the incident:

Local councillor Tony McCormack says the community is struggling to come to terms with such a violent and tragic event:

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