Irish Republican News · August 2, 2010
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[Irish Republican News]
Remains found after 30 years

The remains of a Crossmaglen man who went missing at the height of the conflict almost 30 years ago have been found.

The Independent Commission for the Location of Victims’ Remains said it made the discovery early yesterday afternoon in the townland of Aughrim More, on the County Monaghan side of Cullaville, straddling the border.

In a statement, Sinn Fein president Gerry Adams said if it was true that the remains were Mr Armstrong’s “it will come as a huge relief” to his family.

He said there was “no evidence” to suggest the IRA killed the Crossmaglen man, whose disappearance remains a mystery.

Regarded as a gentle man, he was not known to have any political enemies in republican south Armagh.

The discovery came after the commission received an anonymous map which indicated a previously unsearched area where it was believed Mr Armstrong, a father of five, had been buried.

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