Monday January 27, 2020

Hidden bodies and unsolved murders

For decades, RTÉ journalist and author Barry Cummins has closely followed some of the most high-profile missing cases in Ireland. With more than 60,000 copies sold, this fully revised edition of Missing: The Unsolved Cases of Ireland’s Vanished Women and Children is a comprehensive and shocking account of 30 years of investigations into the unsolved cases of those who have been abducted, murdered or simply vanished in Ireland. In this exclusive extract from the book, Cummins looks at the unsolved cases of the murders of Patricia Doherty and Marie Kilmartin.

19th May, 2019

Patricia Doherty’s body lay buried in the Wicklow Mountains for almost six months before it was found by James Kelly from Tallaght. He was stacking turf close to the county bog road dividing Counties Dublin and Wicklow on June 21, 1992 when he made the shocking discovery. Just after 3.20pm he spotted human remains at the Featherbed Mountain under a bog bank on the Dublin side of the road. James had previously worked on excavating...

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