Who are the Disappeared?

Independent Commission for the Location of Victims Remains lists 16 people who had ‘disappeared’ before the Belfast Agreement

Undated handout photo of Jean McConville (left) with three of her children.

Undated handout photo of Jean McConville (left) with three of her children.

 

Séamus Wright (25) and Kevin McKee (17) were from Belfast and went missing on October 2nd, 1972. Remains discovered at Coghalstown, Co Meath, on Thursday are believed to be theirs.

Joe Lynskey from Belfast was 45 when he went missing during the summer of 1972. His remains have yet to be located.

Jean McConville (37) was a widowed mother of 10 who was abducted and killed in December 1972. Her remains were found at Shelling Hill beach, Co Louth, in August 2003.

Peter Wilson (21) disappeared from his home in west Belfast in August 1973. His remains were found at Waterfoot beach, Co Antrim, in November 2010.

Eamon Molloy (21) was abducted from his home in Belfast in July 1975. His body was discovered in a coffin in a cemetery near Dundalk in 1999.

Captain Robert Nairac (29) of the Grenadier Guards was abducted in Co Antrim in May 1977 and killed. His remains have yet to be recovered.

Brendan Megraw (23) from west Belfast was abducted from his home in April 1978. His remains were recovered in October 2014 in Oristown, Co Meath.

John McClory (18) and Brian McKinney (22) were from west Belfast and were abducted and killed in May 1978. Their remains were discovered in bogland at Colgagh, Iniskeen, Co Monaghan, in 1999.

Gerry Evans (24) from Crossmaglen, Co Armagh, disappeared in March 1979. His remains were recovered from a site in Carrickrobin, Co Louth, in October 2010.

Danny McIlhone (19) from west Belfast went missing in July 1981. His remains were recovered in bogland near the Blessington Lakes in Co Wicklow in 2008.

Charlie Armstrong (54) from Crossmaglen in Co Armagh was abducted and killed in August 1981. His remains were recovered in July 2010 in Co Monaghan.

Eugene Simons (26) disappeared on New Year’s Day 1981. His body was found on May 24th, 1984 in a bog in Knockbridge, Dundalk, Co Louth.

Seamus Ruddy (33), from Newry, disappeared in May 1985. His remains have not yet been recovered.

Columba McVeigh (19) from Donaghmore, Co Tyrone, was abducted and killed in October 1975. His remains have yet to be recovered.