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Full list of the Disappeared

Published 15/10/2010 | 15:42

Huge efforts have been made to locate the 15 men and one woman murdered and secretly buried by republican paramilitaries during the Troubles, but most have yet to be found.

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While checks begin on the remains found by officials searching for missing man Gerry Evans, the other Disappeared are:

Joseph Lynskey, whose name was added to the list of the Disappeared in the last year when the Independent Commission for the Location of Victims' Remains (ICLVR) confirmed his death and disappearance fell within its remit.

He was a former monk from Belfast who was said to have later joined the IRA, but is believed to have been killed and secretly buried by the group in the summer of 1972. His remains have never been found.

Seamus Wright, who disappeared in October 1972 and is thought to have been killed by fellow IRA members who accused him of being a security force agent. His remains have never been found.

Kevin McKee, who was also an IRA member, believed to have been interrogated and murdered by the group in October 1972 after being accused of being a security force agent. His remains have never been found.

Jean McConville, who was a widowed mother of 10 who was kidnapped and murdered by the IRA in December 1972. After long-running searches, the 37-year-old's remains were found on a beach in Co Louth in 2003.

Peter Wilson, who disappeared in August 1973. The 21-year-old, who had learning difficulties, was last seen in the Falls Park area of west Belfast. His remains have never been found.

Eamon Molloy, who was kidnapped in west Belfast in 1975. It was claimed he was an IRA member who was killed by the organisation after being accused of being an informant. His body was found in a coffin left in a Co Louth cemetery in 1999 after information was passed to the commission.

Columba McVeigh, who was a 17-year-old from Donaghmore in Co Tyrone. He was abducted and murdered by the IRA in October 1975. Despite extensive searches in Co Monaghan in the Republic of Ireland, his remains have yet to be found. His mother had campaigned tirelessly on her son's case prior to her death in 2007.

Robert Nairac, who was abducted in May 1977 outside a pub in South Armagh where minutes before the undercover soldier was said to have been singing rebel songs. He was taken across the border to Co Louth and shot dead by the IRA. His remains have never been located.

Brendan Megraw, who disappeared in April 1978 and was killed by the IRA who accused him of being an agent. His remains have never been found.

John McClory and Brian McKinney, who were friends in Belfast who disappeared in May 1978 after falling foul of the IRA. Their bodies were recovered by the commission in 1999 in a bog in Co Monaghan.

Danny McIlhone, from West Belfast, who was killed by the IRA in 1981 as they supposedly questioned him about missing weapons. After two unsuccessful searches, his remains were recovered in the Wicklow mountains in 2008.

Charlie Armstrong, who disappeared in August 1981 as he travelled to Mass in south Armagh. The 57-year-old's remains were found this July in Co Monaghan.

Eugene Simons, who disappeared from his home in Castlewellan, Co Down, in January 1981. His body was found in a bog in Dundalk, Co Louth, three years later.

Seamus Ruddy, who disappeared in 1985. He was a 32-year-old from Newry in Co Down who was teaching in Paris when it is believed he was kidnapped and killed by the republican Irish National Liberation Army (INLA). His remains have never been found.

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