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Kym Owens recovering at home after being released from hospital

The 18-year-old had been in an induced coma after suffering serious injuries.

Kym Owens suffered her injuries on 20 November.
Kym Owens suffered her injuries on 20 November.
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THE YOUNG WOMAN who sustained unexplained serious injuries close to her student accommodation in Maynooth three months ago has been released from hospital.

Kym Owens had been in an induced coma after being hospitalised on 20 November.

The 18-year-old suffered a broken nose, fractured eye sockets, a dislocated jaw as well as a number of broken teeth but gardaí have not established how she sustained the injuries.

Owens was found in the Moyglare Abbey estate and had recently departed A2B bus service from her family home in Monaghan.

She was being cared for by staff at Beaumont Hospital but is now recovering at home with her family.

Speaking last month, the young woman’s family expressed their “sincerest and deepest thank you” to well-wishers.

Gardai had initially investigated the case as a serious assault but have since widened their inquiries to include the possibility that her injuries may have been caused by a fall.

Anyone with any information is being asked to contact gardaí.

Read: Over €20,000 raised to aid recovery of Maynooth student Kym Owens >

Read: Maynooth pub donates proceeds to family of student Kym Owens following violent attack >

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