State Police continue to investigate 1988 murder of Sullivan County man

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MONTICELLO – The State Police at Liberty are continuing to investigate the 1988 murder of a Sullivan County man.
James Neailis of Monticello was last seen on July 31, 1988 at the Down Under Bar in Monticello.  His remains were found two weeks later on August 16.
His murder was believed to be drug related. He disappeared shortly after a long-term narcotics investigation.
Neailis was a lifelong resident of Monticello and his last known place of employment was the Arc of Sunshine Car Wash.
Troopers continue to follow all leads and have extensively interviewed
neighbors, co-workers, friends, family and members of the community. Leads
have taken the investigation throughout the state.
Anyone with information about Neailis’ death is asked to call Investigator Christina Sanfeliz at the Bureau of Investigation in Liberty at 845-292-6600.