Name: Elaine O’Hara.
Died: Body found August 21, 2013. Missing August 22, 2012.
Age at death: 39.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Killakee Mountain, Dublin, Ireland.
Disability: Depression, borderline personality disorder, asthma, diabetes, dyslexia.
After she returned home from a psychiatric hospitalization, Elaine’s boyfriend stabbed her to death and dumped her body in the mountains, trying to pass it off as a suicide due to Elaine’s mental-health problems. However, police found evidence in their house that showed a long-term history of abuse and manipulation in which her boyfriend had used Elaine’s low self-esteem to keep her trapped. When Elaine’s body was found a year later, her boyfriend was arrested and charged with murder.
Elaine was taking night classes to become a Montessori school teacher.
Perpetrator: Graham Dwyer (Boyfriend), convicted of murder, sentenced to life.
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Name: Evelyn Joel.
Died: January 7, 2006.
Age at death: 59.
Cause of death: Neglect.
Location: Enniscorthy, Ireland.
Disability: Multiple sclerosis.
Evelyn’s family neglected her care. By the time she was hospitalized with multiple infected bedsores, she was too weak to recover when she caught pneumonia.
Perpetrator: Eleanor Joel (Daughter) and Jonathan Costen (Daughter’s husband), convicted of manslaughter; given two-year suspended sentence; sentence overturned.
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