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Family of Seamus Ruddy who was killed by INLA in fresh vow

By Michael McHugh

The family of a man murdered and secretly buried by republicans has said the passage of time will not weaken their resolve to find his body.

Seamus Ruddy (32) was teaching in Paris when he was killed by the INLA in 1985.

Investigators believe the victim – one of those known as the Disappeared – was buried secretly in a forest in northern France.

His sister Anne Morgan said: "Each year that passes is more difficult than the last but we will not allow that to weaken us.

"Seamus' name is on our mother's headstone ready for him to join her and someday he will."

It is the anniversary of his kidnapping 29 years ago today.

The INLA claimed Mr Ruddy's death.

Forensics-led searches have been carried out by the Independent Commission for the Location of Victims' Remains (ICLVR), established in 1999 by treaty between the British and Irish governments to obtain information.

Renewed searches were carried out for Mr Ruddy in 2008 after his family were told his remains were in a forest in Normandy, but they found nothing.

Ms Morgan said the family would never give up hope.

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