Evans’ family search for Gerry continues

September 21, 2010

By Brónagh Murphy

Members of the Evans family from Crossmaglen were among the mourners at Charlie Armstrong’s funeral.

They listened while Bishop Clifford and Fr. McKeever led prayers for the recovery of their son and brother, Gerry, who has been missing since May 1979.

Throughout the last three decades they have campaigned alongside the Armstrong family and have continually appealed for information from the public.

Following the successful recovery of the remains of Charlie Armstrong, and strengthened with the evidence that the information being passed to the ICLVR is proven to be accurate, the Evans family has been given renewed hope that one day they too will locate their missing brother.

Presently the search for Gerry is focused on an area of farmland just across the border near Hackballscross, Co. Louth.

Recent inclement weather has forced the temporary suspension of the search but it is hoped it will still yield a positive outcome and the prayers of this family, too, will be answered.


Information on any of the Disappeared can be forwarded to the Independent Commission for the Location of Victims Remains at: Phone 00800 – 55585500 for in writing to Confidential Post Box, ICLVR, PO BOX 10827, Dublin 2, Ireland.

All information is confidential.