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Wednesday 16 August 2017

Kym returns home after injury mystery

Maynooth student Kym Owens
Maynooth student Kym Owens

Ken Foy

A teenager who suffered horrific injuries in a mysterious incident in November has been discharged from hospital and is recovering at home with her parents.

Gardaí say a full investigation is ongoing into how Maynooth University student Kym Owens (18) suffered multiple injuries on the night of November 20.

There have been no arrests in the case despite officers interviewing almost 300 people.

It is understood that Ms Owens has been recovering at her home in Castleblayney, Co Monaghan, since earlier this month. She had been in an induced coma at Connolly Hospital in Blanchardstown for a number of weeks.

It is not known if the teenager has been able to help gardaí with their enquiries, but it had been thought she would have no memory of the incident because of her injuries.

Gardaí have been investigating a number of theories, including whether she was the victim of a vicious assault.

However, a theory that has emerged is whether she suffered her injuries because of a heavy fall. Another which gardaí have examined is whether Ms Owen was struck by a vehicle.

Irish Independent

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