There are 15 known cases of individuals who are suspected of having been murdered and secretly buried. The earliest disappearance reporte...
There are 15 known cases of individuals who are suspected of having been murdered and secretly buried. The earliest disappearance reported is that of Kevin McKee and Seamus Wright in October 1972, the latest of those not recovered is Seamus Ruddy in 1985. Cases span over 31 years. Of the cases connected to republican activity, nine were named by the IRA in the spring of 1999 as having been murdered by members of their organisation and their bodies hidden across a number of areas in the South of Ireland. The INLA claimed one death, that of Seamus Ruddy, buried in a forest near Rouen in France. The remaining are unclaimed, however the families contend that given the circumstances and response following the disappearances, members of republican armed groups were responsible and at the very least can shed light on the fate of their loved ones. Commission for the Location of Victims Remains http://www.iclvr.ie The Disappeared of Northern Ireland http://thedisappearedni.co.uk