Murdered Man Found after almost 30 years

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  1. theirishobserver. profile image60
    theirishobserver.posted 8 years ago

    disappeared - innocent civilians kidnapped, murdered and secretly buried by Sinn Fein/IRA criminals.

    Today 28th July 2010, the body of a man has been discovered in Co Monaghan, Ireland. The body is believed to be that of an innocent man Charlie Armstrong, who was murdered by the Provisional IRA and secretly buried in Monaghan in the 1980s.

    A project team with the Independent Commission for the Location of Victims' Remains discovered the man's body earlier today.

    The partial remains have yet to be formally identified, but they are believed to be that of Charlie Armstrong who went missing from the Crossmaglen area of Co Armagh in the early 1980s.

    Gardai and the Minister for Justice have been informed of the find, and efforts are now underway to firmly establish the identity of the man so that his family can be informed.

    The Independent Commission began a process Charlie Armstrong’s family watched unfold before them over the past few months. For several months the team of experts concentrated on an area of bog and gorse at Inniskeen, just a couple of miles from the family home.  The commission was prompted to act by an anonymous map, sent to the family, which claimed he’d been buried there.

    It was the second map the family had received. The first showed a slightly different location. It’s the fact that both maps highlight the same area that gives the Armstrong’s hope that they’ve been directed to the right place. All they need now is help to pinpoint the exact location.

    Bodies found in bog

    The area where it’s believed Charlie Armstrong’s body is hidden had been used for that very purpose before. In 1999, the remains of two of the Disappeared, John McClory and Brian McKinney were found in a bog across the road from the site searched for Mr Armstrong.

    Charlie Armstrong disappeared in 1981. A man who sometimes taxied for neighbours, he was on his way to pick up a lady for Mass when he went missing. Many believe he stumbled into an IRA operation and that his killing was neither sanctioned nor intentional. His family think he may have been killed by accident when he tried to stop his car being hijacked by armed men.

    Charlie was a well-known and popular man would have caused major embarrassment for the republican movement in an area where it enjoyed substantial local support. It’s perhaps for that reason that the death was covered up and responsibility for it – even to this day - has never been acknowledged.

    It is not known how many men, women and children were kidnapped, murdered and secretly buried by Sinn Fein/IRA, however, it is known that the body of 17 year old school boy Columbia Mc Veigh who was murdered by the PIRA still remains undiscovered in north Monaghan.

  2. Cagsil profile image80
    Cagsilposted 8 years ago

    Murdered Man Found after almost 30 years

    Yeah, okay. It there a point?

    This is a common occurrence all around the globe.

    Pointing out here in the forum isn't even going to raise any sort of level of awareness of the problem, because the problem is already known to exist.

    Politicians bury people who are against them.
    Mob figures bury people who are against them.
    Greedy businessmen/women bury people who are against them.

    It's a constant struggle to maintain any level of policing. It will not change, until a majority of the world changes it's view.

  3. Cagsil profile image80
    Cagsilposted 8 years ago

    And in addition, even husbands bury their wives and vice versa. wink

  4. theirishobserver. profile image60
    theirishobserver.posted 8 years ago

    Cagsil - thanks for your comment - I guess it is a global problem sad

  5. profile image0
    ahorsebackposted 8 years ago

    Perhaps,  all of us could use a little history lesson on Ireland and the problems there. Oh ,hey maybe Irishobserver is trying to do that! Have we grown a bit callous here in America?

  6. alternate poet profile image65
    alternate poetposted 8 years ago

    The issue of missing bodies is deeper than it appears.  The killers coming forward, even anonymously, and giving up the location etc is a part of the complex healing process for scars that cannot be healed.  It leads to a 'higher' level of understanding of the original violence and contributes to reconciliation.

    Keep up the notices Irish.

  7. theirishobserver. profile image60
    theirishobserver.posted 8 years ago

    Today Friday - another body found in County Wicklow in Ireland - no idea yet who it is - two bodies in two days - this is a very small island smile


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