40th anniversary of the disappearance of Robert Nairac
16th May 2017
The Independent Commission for the Location of Victims’ Remains (ICLVR) has appealed for information that can lead to the location and recovery of the remains of Robert Nairac who was abducted, murdered and secretly buried by the IRA 40 years ago.
Geoff Knupfer the lead forensic expert for ICLVR has said,
"This is one of our highest profile cases and it is also the one on which we have least information.
It is the only case in which we have been unable to even begin to search on the ground.
I think it’s likely that Robert Nairac’s remains are buried somewhere close to where he was murdered near the bridge over the Flurry River in Ravensdale.
As our recent success in finding the remains of Seamus Ruddy in France shows when we have the right information we will find and recover the remains and return them to the family for a Christian burial.
That is all that we and the Families of the Disappeared are interested in.
Anyone who brings information to the ICLVR can do so in complete confidence.
In all the years we have been doing this work the identity of those who supply information has never been revealed and nor will it in the future.
I can give that absolutely cast iron assurance and guarantee."
In addition to Robert Nairac, the remains of Columba McVeigh and Joe Lynskey have yet to be recovered.