An Adelaide woman who was seriously injured in an alleged stabbing at her workplace last week has thanked the community for its support, while paying tribute to her colleague who died at the scene.

Key points:

  • Two women were allegedly stabbed at their workplace in Adelaide’s south-west last Wednesday
  • Julie Seed died at the scene, while Susan Scardigno was taken to hospital with serious injuries
  • Susan Scardigno has posted on social media thanking the community for support

Two women were allegedly stabbed at the real estate business they worked at in the south-western suburb of Plympton last Wednesday.

Henley Beach woman Susan Scardigno, 50, suffered serious injuries in the alleged attack and was taken to the Royal Adelaide Hospital, while her colleague, Morphett Vale woman Julie Seed, 38, died at the scene.

Ms Scardigno, who SA health authorities said had been discharged from hospital, posted on Facebook this morning writing that she was “OK”.

“I just need some time,” she wrote.

Ms Scardigno thanked people for their “beautiful messages of love and support”.

“It has warmed me reading them,” she wrote.

Ms Scardigno, a team leader at REAL Estate Agents Group, said she had “come to learn that people surrounding those in tragic circumstances are the ones that suffer the most”.

“Julie’s family, particularly her girls and her fiancé Chris, my REAL family, my partner Sean, my own amazing girls, my family and our first responders who literally saved my life, are the ones that need the support right now,” she wrote.

Susan Scardigno wrote she is now “more determined than ever to create change and love harder with every breath”.(Supplied: Facebook)

Ms Scardigno also paid tribute to Ms Seed, who worked as a property manager at the real estate business.

“Now everyone knows what an amazing human she was, kind, loving and with the ability to see the beauty in the smallest things,” she wrote.

“Julie viewed the world and everything in it in a way few people take the time to, and now it bares as a reminder for everyone else to do the same.”

Shaun Michaels Dunk, who police have said did not know the women, was arrested at the scene and has been charged with one count of murder and one count of attempted murder.

Last week, SA Health confirmed Mr Dunk was discharged from hospital two days prior to the alleged attack, after being treated for a mental health condition.

Mr Dunk, who has been remanded in custody under the Mental Health Act, will face court again in March.

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