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Vanished: Michael ‘Tony’ Lynch was last seen in 2002

Vanished: Michael ‘Tony’ Lynch was last seen in 2002

Vanished: Michael ‘Tony’ Lynch was last seen in 2002

DNA tests will be conducted on suspected human remains found in a car recovered from a Fermanagh lake as part of the investigation into the disappearance of a Monaghan-based father of four 18 years ago.

Michael 'Tony' Lynch (54) vanished without trace on January 6, 2002, and no clue about what happened to him was found until an astonishing discovery last weekend, when two anglers noticed "an anomaly" in the Corradillar area of Upper Lough Erne, near Lisnaskea in Co Fermanagh.

Gardaí said PSNI divers, in a painstaking operation last Monday, recovered the white Mitsubishi Galant owned by Mr Lynch from the lake.