Belfast Telegraph

Family in tribute to caring man'

Charlie Armstrong's family have paid tribute to the murder victim as a caring and loving man.

They said they could now prepare to give their loved one the Christian burial he was denied by his killers.

In a statement, they thanked all those who had helped end their years of pain.

"We have longed for the day when we can bring Charlie home to give him a Christian burial," they said.

"We now need time to grieve and to come to terms with our loss.

"We would like to thank all those who have brought us to this day - the Commission for the Disappeared, the forensic team, the Garda Siochana, and Wave Trauma Centre, who have supported us over the last 15 years.

"We also wish to thank the many people who have supported us on our journey including our good friends and neighbours in Crossmaglen and the surrounding county; those in public life in the United States of America, Ireland and England; and those in the media who have aided us in highlighting the disappearance of Charlie and our need and wish to find his body and bring him finally home."

They went on: "Charlie was a caring and loving husband and a devoted father.

"He instilled in us all a respect for life, a respect for others and the importance of helping those less fortunate.

"We now need time to pay our respects and give him a rightful Christian burial in order that he may rest in peace."

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