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11th May 2022

Irishman missing in California after being “ejected” from a bus

Ellen Fitzpatrick

Gary Reilly has been missing since May 5th.

A man living in the US has gone missing in California after he was last seen getting on a bus near Los Angeles.

Friends and family of Gary Reilly have shared information online in hopes to find him after he was last seen on May 5th boarding a bus from Bakersfield to LA and has 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 is yet to make contact.

The Irish community in the US have been sharing information online in the hope that someone has seen Gary.

The Irish Outreach Centre, serving the Irish community and Irish immigrants in Southern California wrote on Twitter: “Gary Reilly has been missing since this past Wednesday.

“Please share throughout the Irish communities of Southern California.”

Along with this, the San Francisco Sons of Boru/Celts wrote: “Please share. We’re looking for any information we can on the whereabouts of Gary Reilly.

“Please reach out to the police or call the number below if you have seen or heard from Gary over the last week. Thank you.”

A missing persons report has not been filed to the LAPD yet but a poster has been making its way around social media, reading: “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.”

Friends of the 28 year old have also been posting on Facebook, with one saying: “My friend Gary Reilly has been missing since Tuesday night 5/3/2022 he was getting the midnight bus from Bakersfield to Los Angeles and got ejected from the bus somewhere between Santa Clarita and Bakersfield.

“Gary is tall, travelling light carrying a backpack and has a thick Irish accent.

“Please print this poster and hang it on your business premises.

“His family are distraught and would greatly appreciate your help in finding their son/brother.”