Local Carlow girl, Melissa McGrath, found dead at age 17.

17 year old Melissa McGrath has just been found dead at her home in Kernanstown. Her mother, Tracey McGrath came home after doing her shopping to find her foster daughter with several stab wounds and severe damage to her head in the back garden shed. An ambulance was called in hope that she was still alive but by the time they got there, she had bled out and was pronounced dead on the scene. She was home alone when it happened and gaurdí have reason to believe it was her ex- bestfriend, 15 year old Kiernan O’Reilly who was her bestfriend most of her life until a recent argument they had prior to the incident. Our thoughts and prayers are with this family. For daily updates please visit our Facebook page.