BOSTON (CBS/AP) — The FBI is stepping up its efforts to find the girlfriend of fugitive Boston mob boss James “Whitey” Bulger.

They are hoping that, by focusing public attention on his longtime girlfriend, Catherine Greig, authorities may be able to track down Bulger.

On Monday, the special agent in charge of the FBI’s Boston office announced a new publicity campaign and
accompanying public service ad asking the public — and particularly women — to be on the lookout for Greig.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Kim Tunnicliffe reports

The ad highlights Greig’s physical characteristics, habits, and personality traits, and also emphasizes the age difference between her and Bulger. He is 81 and Greig is 60.

WBZ-TV’s Christina Hager spoke to Whitey’s former right-hand man, Kevin Weekes, about the new push:

The new ad is scheduled to start running in 14 television markets, including Boston, starting Tuesday.

Watch The Ad

Greig and Bulger disappeared in 1995 just before his federal indictment and they are thought to
still be traveling together. Bulger is wanted in connection with 19 murders.

There is a $2 million reward for information leading to Bulger’s capture. The FBI just doubled the reward for help finding Greig. It’s now up to $100,000. Greig faces charges of harboring a fugitive.

The FBI has in the past taken out ads in newsletters for dentists and plastic surgeons. Greig was known to have had multiple surgeries before she went on the lam and was known to visit dentists once a month for a cleaning.

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Comments (21)
  1. eddwal50 says:

    more proof whitey is dead

  2. Willow says:

    It just seems strange that after all these years they still can’t find this guy or his girlfriend. Maybe the FBI needs to enlist the same folks who found Osama to find him. By the time they do, and that may never happen, they’ll be sentencing him to a nursing home instead of a prison.

  3. wlfman says:

    this like issuing a death warrant for her. How long do you think he is going to look over his shoulder before he gets rid of her?

    1. Duh says:

      My thoughts exactly. He’s a known killer, wouldn’t doubt it in the least bit if they start getting close to her he’d have her killed to protect himself. He’s around, people are just to afraid to rat him out. He’s been known to have FBI agents in his pocket before, who knows if he’s still in touch with anyone.

  4. 1234567890 says:

    medford, mass , 02155 ,,,,,,, u will find what ur looking 4

    1. scott says:

      My thoughts exactly! Dude’s 81 now. What’s the point?

  5. vic mitey says:

    Let’s see . . . .
    What country’s rebels did Whitey supply guns to?
    What country has an underground with safe SAFE houses?
    What country can you get to on a fishing boat out of Gloucester?
    What country would Whitey feel right at home in and speak the language?
    What country has no extradition treaty with the USA?
    I’m not tellin’

    1. Cinque says:

      I doubt if Whitey speaks Gaelic and believe it or not, the language in Ireland is English so I don’t think he would have trouble doing that.

  6. jaygee says:

    Golly gee J. Edgar, it only took 16 bloody years for the Federal Bureau of Idiots to come up with PLAN B. which is to look for the girlfriend, too? Jimmy B. could be living in a condo in Northhampton and they still couldn’t find him. Why don’t they just forget about it anyway. By the time they got him in court he would probably be 90 and by then it won’t matter anyway.

  7. Steve S. says:

    I think that he’s in Pakistan.

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