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New search for Columba

A FRESH search for the body of a ‘Disappeared’ victim from 1975 has begun in Emyvale, Co. Monaghan.

Columba McVeigh from Donaghmore was 19-years-old when he was taken out of a pub in Dublin on 1st November, 1975 and murdered by the IRA.

His body has never been found, despite extensive searches.

The new search for his body is ongoing in a section of Bragan Bog near Emyvale, the Independent Commission for the Location of Victims’ Remains (ICLVR) has announced. Bragan Bog has been searched before, four times since 1999, with the most recent search taking place five years ago in September 2013.

Read more in this week's Tyrone Courier

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