A married father of two has been charged with the murder of a childcare worker whose skeletal remains were discovered in the Dublin mountains last month.
Graham Dwyer, a 41-year-old architect from the swanky Foxrock suburb of Dublin, appeared in court on Friday. He is a native of Bandon in Cork and was pictured back there last week celebrating “Rebel Cork” week.
The Irish Sun reports that he was charged with the murder of Elaine O’Hara in an unknown location in Dublin in August of 2012. The police have hinted Dwyer and O’Hara may have met through an internet sex site.
Detective Sergeant Peter Woods gave evidence of arrest, charge and caution of Dwyer shortly after 7am on Friday morning. The report says that, when asked at Blackrock Garda Station if he had anything to say, Dwyer replied: “I do. Not guilty.”
The model plane enthusiast, made no comment during the court hearing when he wore a black jumper, black jeans and black shoes.
Judge Bridget Reilly remanded Dwyer in custody to appear again at Cloverhill Hill District Court on Friday before he was driven back to prison by police.
The paper adds that Dwyer was arrested on Thursday morning at his home in south Dublin in front of his wife and children.
The 37-year-old was last seen alive on August 22, 2012, near a footbridge in Shankill close to her mother Eileen’s grave.
Police launched a search after she was reported missing by her worried dad Frank. They found her green Fiat car near her mother’s grave at Shanganagh Cemetery in Shankill.
The report says it is believed she visited her mum’s grave on the evening of her disappearance and her family had not heard from her since.
Last a caretaker found a bag in a reservoir near Roundwood in Wicklow which contained Elaine’s keys and other items, including ankle restraints and handcuffs.
Two days later a woman walking her dog in the woods in Kilakee at the foot of the Dublin Mountains came across skeletal remains that were later identified as those of the childcare assistant.