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Funerals of Disappeared victims Seamus Wright and Kevin McKee held next week

Disappeared victim Kevin McKee

THE funerals of Disappeared victims Seamus Wright and Kevin McKee are to be held next week - more than 40 years after they were abducted and killed by the IRA.

The pair's remains were found in a single grave on reclaimed bogland in Coghalstown, Co Meath, in June.

The Independent Commission for the Location of Victims’ Remains (ICLVR) confirmed earlier this week that tests had been completed and the two men had been formally identified.

Mr McKee's funeral will take place on Monday.

Requiem Mass will be celebrated at 11am in St Peter's Cathedral in west Belfast, followed by burial in Blaris Cemetery, Lisburn.

Mr Wright's funeral will take place on Tuesday.

Requiem Mass will be celebrated at 10am in St Agnes's Church in west Belfast, followed by a service at Roselawn Crematorium at noon.

Mr Wright (25) and Mr McKee (17), both Provisional IRA members, were abducted from west Belfast in October 1972 and accused of being British agents.

Their bodies were found during a dig to find a third Disappeared victim, former Cistercian monk Joe Lynskey who was abducted and murdered by the paramilitary group in August 1972.

Mr Wright and Mr McKee’s grave was only a few miles from where the body of Brendan Megraw was found last year following searches at Oristown, Co Meath.

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