Following the mysterious death and long standing rigmarole over the cause of his death, the remains of the former Liberia Petroleum Refining Company Director, Harry Greaves, has been laid to rest by the family.
The lifeless body of the late LPRC boss was discovered on the beach behind the Foreign Ministry on Capitol Hill. Speaking at the funeral ceremony held at the St. Thomas Episcopal Church on Camp Johnson Road, a family member of the deceased, Mr. Roosevelt JayJay, said Mr. Greaves was killed and the person who killed him was right in the midst of the public, but only God knew that person. Me. Jayjay said the cause of Greaves’ death will never be established, but indicated that "only God will bring the alleged perpetrator to justice". One of the closest family members to Greaves who preferred to be anonymous told Capital Times that he was shocked to have heard the news of his brother’s death. He is requesting the government of Liberia to continue the ongoing investigation to bring the perpetrator to book, adding that even if it calls for them to exhume the body to allow the pathologists to conduct another autopsy, the family will do so. He said since in fact the government had attributed his brother’s death to suspicion; such suspicion should be cleared up with the Liberian public who are so curious to know the circumstances. Also speaking at the funeral ceremony was Atty. Philip Wesseh, publisher of the Inquirer Newspaper, who said despite the fact that Mr. Greaves has been buried, the Liberian government should not relax on the investigation. Mr. Wesseh was among several journalists who criticized the previous autopsy conducted on Mr. Greaves’ body by the government, which said that the former LPRC boss died from drowning. Mr. Greaves is expected to be buried right next to his mother's grave in Mandingo quarter, in Kakata Margibi County. After huge outcry by Liberians and the media to establish the cause of Greaves' death, the family through his wife Precious Greaves, announced publicly last week that they had received the body of their beloved husband, from the government for funeral arrangement and burial. Mr. Harry Greaves went missing on January 29 after entering the RLJ Hotel. Following assessment on the body by the Liberia National Police (LNP), it was taken to the John F. Kennedy Medical Centre for an autopsy and investigation. Pathologists from the Nebraska Institute of Forensic Sciences in the United States were brought into the country, and following an autopsy on Mr. Greaves’ body, they concluded he died from drowning. Prior to the family’s announcement, the Liberian government brought in pathologists from La Cote d’Ivoire to conduct a second autopsy, but the autopsy was not done as government claimed the body had already been embalmed.