Woman stabbed for not jumping off Brandenburg bridge found dead in Smiths Grove home

SMITHS GROVE, Ky. (WDRB) -- When Dealynn O'Connor spoke with WDRB in February 2016 at her home in Smiths Grove, she said she was living in fear.

"I walk around looking out windows. I'm scared to be around anybody," O'Connor said.

Five people were charged with attacking O'Connor in January while she was at a home in Radcliff.

"I was hit with a bat. I was kicked. And then, they stuffed a bandana in my mouth and taped me up. Put a pillowcase over my head. Walked me to my car," O'Connor described.

O'Connor was driven to a bridge over the Ohio connecting Brandenburg, Ky., to Mauckport, Ind.

"They kept telling me to jump. And I wasn't gonna jump. I couldn't feel anything. And they started stabbing me," said O'Connor.

O'Connor says she was stabbed about eight times and left for dead.

After some time in the hospital, O'Connor was recovering and trying to move on with her life.

According to Kentucky State Police, O'Connor was found shot to death Friday afternoon in her Smiths Grove home.

"Someone had went to that residence, an acquaintance, and had went in and found the body of a female there," said Trooper B.J. Eaton with Kentucky State Police.

"Why would anybody want to do that to somebody? Why would, why would anybody want to walk up to somebody and just end everything for them?" said William Graven, who lives in Smiths Grove.

No one has been charged in O'Connor's murder.

Anyone with information on the case is asked to call Kentucky State Police.


Woman stabbed after refusing to jump off bridge: 'Every time I spoke, I’d get hit'

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