THE family of a man originally from Magheraveely who has been missing for 17 years have made an emotional appeal for information about his disappearance.
Michael Anthony Lynch, known as Tony, was last seen walking down Fermanagh Street in Clones at 2pm on Sunday January 6th 2002.
Lynch was a 54-year-old father of four and he had moved from the village of Magheraveely to a flat in Clones, just two months before he went missing.
17 years since he was last seen, a re-newed appeal for any information on his disappearance was made on Monday night on RTE One’s Crimecall.
Tony had been working in Cavan at the time of this disappearance and he was reported missing on January 9th 2002 when he failed to turn up for work his family became concerned.
At the time of his disappearance, Lynch was driving a white Mitsubishi Galant with the registration number TIL 4670.
The car has never been recovered and gardai are also appealing for information about the whereabouts of his vehicle.
Speaking on Crimecall, his wife Angela Lynch emotionally recalled the day she realised her husband was missing.
“Every single thing he owned was in that flat. It was like he just went out to the shop and just didn’t come back. I just want to find Tony for my children – this is their daddy and the person they loved very much. They will always look for him, just like I want to find my husband. That will never change.” she said.
His daughter Mary said, “Different things go through our head all the time about what could have happened. Is he dead? We just really need some answers.”
Angela Lynch continued, “All we want is the right to find him and to bring him home, that’s all we want.”
Police in Fermanagh and the Gardai in Clones are appealing for any information in relation to this long standing investigation.
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Posted: 4:34 pm January 30, 2019