Reward offered for information on JP Grealis.


Achilll man JP Grealis is still missing in the Netherlands. Today in the Irish Times, his family have offered a reward of €10,000 for information of where he is.

The family of James Patrick “JP” Grealis has put up a reward of €10,000 and described it as their last chance of discovering his whereabouts.

The last reported sighting of JP, a carpenter then aged 24, was when he checked out of a BB in the town of Breda on October 23rd, 2008, saying he was going to find work in another town.

The Grealis family, of Tonragee, Achill, hope the involvement of a team of Dutch experts who have recently taken up the case will provide a breakthrough. A retired detective, a criminal psychologist and a well-known crime reporter who take on cold cases or those the police are not treating as crime have started their own inquiry.

They believe his disappearance was suspicious, and that he may have been murdered. “The Grealis family came up against a brick wall, they were sent away again and again as they tried to discover what happened to their son and brother here,” said crime reporter Jolande van der Graaf of De Telegraaf newspaper.

There is also a report in Dutch in the newspaper, De Telegraaf in the Netherlands with a video of his sister making an appeal for help. The video is in a mixture of Dutch and English.

De afgelopen weken zamelden de eilandbewoners 10.000 euro in voor ‘hun’ JP. Vanuit Ierland looft de familie Grealis dit bedrag uit voor informatie die daadwerkelijk leidt tot de terugkomst van James Patrick Grealis of zijn stoffelijke resten