Seamus Ruddy, from Newry, was a 33 year old teacher of English in Paris, France when he disappeared in May 1985. In December 1995 the INLA admitted responsibility for his death. In February 1999 information emerged to suggest that his body was buried at a location near Rouen, France. Several searches were carried out there without his remains being recovered. The Commission commenced a new search for Seamus in the Rouen area on 2 May 2017. His remains were recovered on 6 May 2017.