Dwyer defence accepts remains are those of Elaine O'Hara

Dwyer defence accepts remains are those of Elaine O'Hara
Elaine O'Hara

Graham Dwyer's defence team has said that it accepts that the skeletal remains found at Killakee in the Dublin Mountains were those of Elaine O'Hara.

The 42-year-old architect with an address at Kerrymount Close, Foxrock denies murdering the childcare worker in August 2012.

The prosecution alleges Graham Dwyer was in a sado-masochistic relationship with Elaine O'Hara and that he stabbed her to death to satisfy his sexual desires.

The 36-year-old childcare worker was last seen near Shanganagh cemetery in Dublin on the evening of August 22, 2012.

Her partial remains along with tracksuit bottoms, and a runner were found by a dogwalker in a rough wooded area of the Dublin mountains on September 13 the following year.

Gardaí have this morning given evidence of preserving the scene – the defence does not deny that the bones found were those of Elaine O'Hara.

The dogwalker Magali Vergnet said she also saw a rusted knife, but gardaí who initially attended the scene said they do not recall being made aware of this.

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