September 6, 2019
Again, another story that didn’t quite make it into the mainstream news’ narrative involving Jeffrey Epstein. In June of last year, decorated former Palm Beach detective Joseph Recarey died after a “brief illness” at the age of 50, and that’s basically all we know, but do a search for him and you’ll barely see anything in the mainstream media, or even alternative media about his death.
In 2018, The Palm Beach Daily News reported on his death, but there wasn’t much to report concerning the cause.
In reading the account, it seems ironic that it is mentioned that Mike Mason, one of Recarey’s closest friends and a former Palm Beach police officer, said he “last saw Recarey on a recent Thursday. Recarey took off work the next day to spend time with his family.”
Now, the story was printed on a Friday, but I’m not sure if “recent Thursday” would apply to the previous day or possibly another Thursday in the past week or two.
Regardless, all we know is he had a sudden, brief illness and died as a result at the young age of 50.
Recarey was just one of two people willing to put his career on the line to go after Epstein. Palm Beach Police Chief Michael Reiter was the other man that joined him
The Seattle Times reported on the two men and the work that took place in the case and the revelations that Reiter and Recarey brought to light.
The piece is worth your time to read, not just for the information the two men provided, but also regarding how they were being followed, their trash was disappearing and political pressure that was brought to bear on them, along with what they were discovering in terms of physical evidence.
It makes you wonder if that “brief illness” was brought on by outside forces. The man was in good health and only 50-years-old.
This sudden death is made all the more strange because of statements made by Reiter. In 2010, Reiter gave an exclusive interview to the Daily Beast where he states that during the investigation both him and Recarey became aware that they were under surveillance for several months by an unknown source. Reiter also previously stated that State Attorney Barry Krischer was hesitant to prosecute Epstein, causing Reiter to send a letter to Krischer complaining of the “highly unusual conduct” involved in the case. That State Attorney Krischer turned a blind eye to this case is made all the more disturbing when you recognize he was also in charge of Florida’s Crimes Against Children Unit, a position in which he could directly affect cases against individuals accused of crimes against kids.
According to his obituary, “In 2013, Joe retired as a law enforcement officer as one of the most decorated Detectives in the history of the Palm Beach Police Department, and accepted a position to work in the private sector. He joined Gold Coast Beverage Distributors, the fourth largest beer distributor in the country as the Director of Loss Prevention. After Gold Coast was sold, Joe was again recruited to join Gold Coast Holdings as the Director of Facilities, where he was responsible for more than 90 restaurant locations and several commercial buildings. Joe will always be remembered for his generous spirit and pursuit of justice for victims. His passion for helping others was contagious and his steadfast devotion to his family was extraordinary. Joe never missed an opportunity to make people laugh, no matter the circumstances.”