Expert has hopes for Disappeared

Disappeared victims
Disappeared victims

The top forensic investigator with the Independent Commission for the Location of Victims Remains said “we would like to think we will have some success in this coming year”.

Geoff Knupfer was speaking in Drogheda last night at the opening of an exhibition on the Disappeared.

There are seven bodies still to be recovered in the Republic. While no dates are in place to resume digs, he acknowledged it is “a tall order,” to ask somebody to identify a site 30 years later.

“These sites were selected with great care for their anonymity, they are barren wastelands and to ask anybody to come along 30 years later is a tall order.”

Amongst those at the opening was Seán Megraw whose brother Brendan was abducted and murdered by the IRA in 1978, and Anna McShane, daughter of Charlie Armstrong whose body was recovered in 2010. He disappeared in 1981.

© Irish Examiner Ltd. All rights reserved

Irish Examiner live news app for smartphones lets you quickly access breaking news, sport, business, entertainment and weather. appstoregoogle play
Irish Examiner ePaper app gives you the entire newspaper delivered to your phone or tablet for as little as 55c a day. epaper

More From The Irish Examiner