The last text sent from a phone alleged to have been used by Graham Dwyer on the day Elaine O’Hara went missing said “go down to shore and wait”, it was alleged in the Central Criminal Court.
he contents of the text was found on one of two phones retrieved from the bottom of Vartry reservoir when the 36-year-old’s remains were found in September 2013, the jury was told.
Crime and policing analyst Sarah Skedd was giving evidence about the phone in the trial of Graham Dwyer.
Mr Dwyer (42), an architect of Kerrymount Close, Foxrock, is pleading not guilty to the murder of Ms O’Hara (36), a childcare assistant, at Killakee, Rathfarnham on August 22, 2012.Her remains were found by a dog walker in undergrowth in the Dublin mountains on September 13, 2013.The prosecution maintains Mr Dwyer killed her for his own sexual gratification.
The text was sent at 6pm on August 22, 2012 – the day Ms O’Hara went missing – and connected with a phone mast at Shankill, crime analyst Sarah Skedd said.
Ms Skedd said the message was sent by the ‘Master’ phone, which the prosecution claims was in use by Mr Dwyer, to the ‘Slave’ phone, alleged to be used by Ms O’Hara.
She was last seen alive at Shanganagh Cemetry at 5.45pm that day.
Ms Skedd said Mr Dwyer’s work phone was out of coverage from 4.55pm that day, when it connected with a cell at ESB headquarters in the city centre, and again at a cell in Foxrock at around 9pm that night.
The trial before Mr Justice Tony Hunt and a jury of seven men and five women continues.