Ruddy family in fresh appeal for information on Disappeared

November 10, 2014

The families of the Disappeared whose remains have still to be found have made a fresh appeal for information.

Relatives gathered last Thursday alongside representatives from the Independent Commission for the Location of Victims’ Remains (ICLVR) who are overseeing the search for remains.

The appeal came just days after the confirmation that remains found recently in a Co. Meath bog were those of one of the Disappeared,  Brendan Megraw . The 23-year-old newlywed was murdered and secretly buried by the IRA almost four decades ago.

The family of Newry man Seamus Ruddy are still waiting for news.  He has been missing for almost 30 years after being abducted, murdered and secretly buried by the INLA while working as a teacher in Paris.  It’s believed he was buried in a forest at Pont-de-l’Arche outside Rouen in northern France.  Despite three searches, the most recent in 2008, no trace of his body has been found.

Speaking on BBC News last Thursday, Mr Ruddy’s brother Terry made a direct appeal to those who took Seamus.

“To do a deed like that, they must be hard hearted in the first place,” he said,

“But we have to appeal to their better nature that they’ve nothing to fear to come forward, give us the correct information, and the same applies to all the other people.”

Mr Ruddy’s family say they will never give up hope of finding their brother’s remains.