Friday 17 November 2017

Gardai seal second scene in relation to Elaine O’Hara death

GARDAI investigating the death of Elaine O'Hara have tonight sealed off a second crime scene.

It is believed the second scene is close to Roundwood in Co Wicklow.

Earlier today gardai confirmed remains found in Rathfarnham last week as those of missing 37-year-old Elaine O'Hara.

Forensic scientists made the positive identifaction this afternoon using dental records, which were compared to a piece of jaw bone recovered at Killakee Wood.

Ms O’Hara, who was 37 years old, was last seen alive leaving Belarmine Plaza in Stepaside, south Dublin on Wednesday, August 22, 2012.

The single woman was subsequently sighted close to a railway footbridge at Shanganagh Park in Shankill at around 6.15 pm the same evening.

Her car, a green Fiat Punto with an O5 registration, was found around 3pm two days later – Friday August 24 – at Shanganagh Cemetery where her mother had been buried a few months earlier.

The investigation into the circumstances of Ms O’Hara’s disappearance and death will now be set up at Blackrock garda station.

Officers are anxious to establish the cause of death and how the her body got to the spot where the remains were found – eight miles from where she was last seen.

Investigations are continuing, but gardai have indicated that they are treating the death as "suspicious".

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