Joseph Recarey

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(policeman, Epstein Affair/Premature death)
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BornJune 5, 1967
Queens, New York, USA
DiedMay 25, 2018 (Age 50)
SpouseJennifer Recarey
Member ofJeffrey Epstein/Black book
Victim ofpremature death
InterestsJeffrey Epstein
A Palm Beach detective who was active in breaking open Jeffrey Epstein's child sex trafficking/sexual blackmail activities. Died, aged 50, "after a brief illness."

Joseph "Joe" Recarey was a US detective who researched Jeffrey Epstein's sex trafficking of children.[1][2][3] He died, aged 50, "after a brief illness."[3]


Recarey "was one of the most decorated police officers in the history of the department with more than 150 commendations, 11 officer-of-the-month awards and a 2013 Palm Beach Police Foundation Officer of the Year award."[3]

In 2013, he "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."[4]

Epstein case

“There were really just two people willing to risk their careers to go after Epstein: Palm Beach Police Chief Michael Reiter and Detective Joseph Recarey... In their first media interviews about the case, Reiter and Recarey revealed new details about the investigation, and how they were, in their view, pressured by then-Palm Beach State Attorney Barry Krischer to downgrade the case to a misdemeanor or drop it altogether.”
Julie K. Brown (3 December 2018)  [5]

Joseph Recarey was "the lead Palm Beach police detective on the [Jeffrey Epstein] case". He "said Epstein’s operation worked like a sexual pyramid scheme."[6]

Testimony by Krista Marx

Recarey testified briefly to Florida judge Krista Marx, but "to Recarey’s knowledge, none of that evidence was presented to the grand jury, at least not by him, and he was the one who had compiled it."[7] "I came in with a binder that was that thick," he said, showing a three-inch space between his fingers. “But what I was asked to testify to was very limited."[8]


Joseph Recarey reportedly died, aged 50, "after a brief illness".[3]

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