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The Disappearance of Julie Reilly

Series 1 - Episode 1 The Disappearance of Julie Reilly



Julie Reilly, a 47-year-old mother of one, is reported missing by her family. She’s had a difficult life having suffered a severe brain injury, but she is usually assiduous in keeping in touch with her daughter, sister and mum.

But when police launch an investigation, they learn that Julie had planned to move a male lodger into her home, and when the house is searched forensic officers make a series of shocking, distressing discoveries. Yet there is worse to come.

In a three-part documentary series first shown on BBC Scotland, cameras follow the major investigation team as they track down Julie’s last known movements while having a series of desperately sad conversations with her family. Continues tomorrow.


With access to Police Scotland's Major Investigations Teams (MITs), this series goes behind the scenes on the most complex murder and large-scale criminal investigations. This episode follows the investigation into the disappearance and subsequent murder of 47-year-old Julie Reilly, who went missing from her Govan flat in March 2018.