The Body in the Woods: The Disappearance of Elaine O’Hara

Rorie Jane McCormack
After the Fact
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15 min readMar 6, 2024

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Featured episode image for Elaine O’Hara episode of Propensity: A True Crime Anthology Podcast. Digital collage of images of Elaine O’Hara, laid over semi-transparent map of Dublin/Wicklow area, and images from Killakee, where Elaine’s remains were found.
Image: Rorie Jane McCormack, Propensity: A True Crime Anthology Podcast

In August 2012, a Dublin woman drove to an isolated cemetery, parked her car, and seemingly vanished. Based on her complicated history, including time spent in psychiatric institutions, and the proximity to rocky cliffs that dropped dramatically into the Irish Sea, authorities believed that her disappearance may have been intentional. But nothing stays buried forever. The following year…

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Rorie Jane McCormack
After the Fact

Lover of words. Creator of things. Curator of dark curiosities. Host of Propensity: A True Crime Anthology Podcast. Writer of Books (Coming 2024).