Irish find remains of IRA victim missing since '81
DUBLIN (AP) — The suspected remains of a 57-year-old Northern Ireland man who was abducted by the Irish Republican Army in 1981 have been unearthed in a bog in Ireland.
A joint British-Irish commission searching for the unmarked graves of IRA victims says it will take weeks of DNA testing to confirm whether the remains are those of Charlie Armstrong.
But Armstrong's widow and son said Friday they are confident his burial spot has been found.
The discovery follows a tip-off from an informant who provided a map marking the approximate spot where IRA members secretly buried Armstrong.
Armstrong disappeared while driving to his local Catholic church. His family suspects he was killed after refusing to surrender his car to IRA hijackers.