Tributes paid to Irishman found dead in LA after missing for weeks 1 year ago

Tributes paid to Irishman found dead in LA after missing for weeks


Tributes are pouring in for an Irishman who was sadly found dead in LA last week.


28 year old Gary Reilly from Ballinlough, Meath, went missing in California earlier this month and search efforts started immediately to help locate him.

Friends and family of Gary have shared information online in hopes to find him after he was last seen on May 3rd boarding a bus from Bakersfield to LA and had not been heard from since.

It is believed that the man was "ejected" from the bus during the journey and a friend has said he was yet to make contact with anyone in the days that followed.

Hoping he would be found, friends and family, along with the Irish community in California, sent out missing person posters. They read: "Help bring Garry Reilly home.


“Last known whereabouts: May 3 2022 getting bus from Bakersfield to LA. Age 28/Nationality Irish/green eyes/brown hair/6’2”/200 pounds."

Sadly, the man was found dead by officers last week and the LA coroner confirmed that he died on May 5, with the circumstances around his death unknown.

Since the news broke to friends and family, they have been posting their condolences online with one woman writing: “Rest easy Gary Reilly. Gone way too soon. Thinking of your family and friends at this sad time.”


Another wrote: “I got news yesterday afternoon that Gary Reilly has passed away. Thank you to everyone who helped and shared the information. I think we should give friends and family privacy now. The Irish community in California has offered help. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis.”

A third wrote: "Tragic may he Rest in peace condolences to his family and friends."