Twenty-nine years of torment will end later today for the family of a disappeared victim when they travel to Dublin to bring his body back to south Armagh.
It was confirmed last night that human remains discovered seven weeks ago in Monaghan were those of Charlie Armstrong.
Coroner Dr Brian Farrell has authorised the release of the remains and burial is to take place in Crossmaglen on Saturday morning.
57-year-old Mr Armstrong went missing on his way to Mass in 1981 and the IRA is suspected of his abduction and murder.
His widow Kathleen has said she hopes other disappeared families will soon get the same welcome news she received yesterday.