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Seamus Maguire: Another of The Disappeared

3rd February 2022

WAVE, alongside the Independent Commission for the Location of Victims’ Remains (ICLVR), appeals to the public for any information which would aid the family of Seamus Maguire in bringing him home. Seamus Maguire has been added to the caseload of the Commission tasked with finding the remains of those who were known to have been ‘disappeared’ during the Troubles.

Seamus, who was about 26, vanished in or around 1973-74 after leaving his home at Aghagallon, near Lurgan. He is now the 17th person whose case has been investigated by the ICLVR. It is believed that Seamus was murdered by republican paramilitaries based on information received from the PSNI.

A spokesperson for the Maguire family said: “Seamus was a much loved eldest son. His mother looked for him for many years.

Geoff Knupfer, who is leading the commission’s investigation, appealed for more information: “The family’s wish is that he is brought home and given a Christian burial.”

“As with all our cases, our sole aim is to locate and recover the remains to return them to Seamus’ family.

“It is a purely humanitarian cause.

“I would appeal to anyone who knows anything about the disappearance of Seamus to come forward to the commission, safe in the knowledge that any information will be treated in the strictest confidence.

“With the right information we will find Seamus and return his remains to his family”.

We support this call and hope that Seamus is brought home and his family can be set free from their enduring torment.

Anyone with any information should call the Confidential free-phone number:

Britain and Ireland: 00800-55585500

International: +353 1 602 8655

ICLVR PO Box 10827, Dublin 2

All information is treated as privileged and can only be used for the purposes of recovering the bodies of those disappeared.