Finders International find relative of Dublin bone burial victim

A tragic discovery of the skeletal remains of missing man Stephen Corrigan led to an urgent nationwide appeal to locate his relatives, Dublin Live reports.

Stephen Corrigan, who suffered from mental health difficulties and often withdrew from society, had not been seen since 2011; his remains were found on 9 April 2020 by people carrying out operational works in Rathmines, Dublin.

When Finders International Ireland saw the appeal, they knew they had to help. The team discovered that sadly Stephen’s mother and brother had passed away since he went missing, however they were able to locate a living relative, Father Brendan Corrigan.

Hayley Seager of Finders International Ireland said: “The relatives we found immediately are mostly on Stephen’s maternal grandfather’s side of the family.

“The Corrigan family tree is pretty extensive. We also know that most of Stephen’s grandfather’s family emigrated to the UK, with grandfather George and granduncle Michael Corrigan both working for Ford in Dagenham.”

Father Brendan Corrigan, who had not known about Stephen or seen the appeal, said: “I would really like to have a funeral for Stephen and arrange for gravestones, if needed, for his mother and brother too.”

You can read the full Dublin Live story here.