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Posted in Rewards, Rewards - Missing Person with tags , , , , on February 20, 2010 by Max

$100,000 reward offered in case of missing Montana Tech student Joshua Haight, 21 who was last seen when he was dropped him off in downtown Lewistown on July 13, 2005.

A Philadelphia businessman known for his financial assistance in high-profile criminal investigations is providing $100,000 for information about the disappearance of a college student here.

Joe Mammana offered the money as police continue investigating the disappearance of Joshua Haight, 21. Haight was last seen when a person dropped him off in downtown Lewistown on July 13, said Capt. Dave Sanders of the Lewistown Police Department.

Mammana, who has provided reward money in the Natalee Holloway investigation in Aruba, told the Lewistown News-Argus a local clergyman requested his help.

JOSHUA HAIGHT was last seen at 1:00 p.m. on July 13, 2005. He was dropped off by a friend at the intersection of First Avenue and Main Street in Lewistown, Montana, and has not been seen or heard from since. The last time he was seen, Joshua was wearing black shorts and a white t-shirt. Joshua has a scar on his left leg, and an artificial left eye. Joshua’s nickname is Josh.

Joe Mammana has done some real good in helping offer reward money to hopefully get some type, any response to the where abouts of missing people.

“I believe in putting large rewards out to gain information,” said Mammana, an egg tycoon. “I feel it will turn a mother against a son, friend against friend and brother against brother.”

Foul play has not been ruled out in the Haight case and “we have a person of interest,” Sanders said Wednesday. He said it would have been uncharacteristic for Haight to simply leave here without telling others of his plans. Haight, a Montana Tech engineering student, left his wallet and other belongings at home.


Posted in Rewards, Rewards - Missing Person with tags , , , , on February 18, 2010 by Max


Patrick was last seen on January 22, 2010. He may be in or near Brooklyn, New York. Patrick was last seen wearing a red t-shirt, blue jeans, and blue and black Michael Jordan sneakers. He is biracial. Patrick is Black and Hispanic. He has a scar on his left eyelid.NCMC1139843 Black Eye Color: Brown BROOKLYN Missing State : NY 4’8″ Weight: 65 lbs Biracial Age Now: 7 Jan 22, 2010 Nov 28, 2002 Sex: Male Endangered Missing

Circumstances: Alford’s biological mother, Jennifer Rodriguez, was jailed by a Staten Island family court judge who believes she is hiding the child from police. She is being held in contempt of court.

Her son was placed with a foster family last month after the 23-year-old mother was arrested on theft charges.

Police say he had threatened to run away from the foster home because he wanted to be with Rodriguez. According to the New York paper, police believe the boy may have left on his own freewill and could be in danger.

Reward: The reward for help in finding Patrick has been increased to $12,000.

Police are now offering $10,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of any person who may be responsible for his disappearance.

The NYPD’s reward offer is tacked on to $2,000 already put up by Crime Stoppers seeking information that may lead to the youngster’s whereabouts.


Posted in Rewards, Rewards - Missing Person with tags , , , , on February 16, 2010 by Max

The details surrounding the disappearance of four-year old Daniel Barter (see age enhanced image)  50 years ago have been washed away by time. In the summer of 1959, Barter and his family were enjoying a camping and fishing trip near Perdido Bay, AL when the little boy went for a walk in the woods…and vanished.

Five decades later, the cold case is heating up. Tuesday night, the hit CBS series “Without a Trace” featured the Barter case which could jump-start a new investigation.

“I don’t know why they haven’t found any remains,” says Foley insurance agent Charlie Hebert. Hebert was Baldwin County’s Civil Defense Director in 1959 and remembers organizing a search for the little boy. “The military went in the woods hand-in-hand through the woods. It was very dense undergrowth.”

Hebert hopes investigators will find answers.

“No, I don’t think he’s alive. I think he was either picked up by people that came through there or was eaten by alligators,” says Hebert.

But Hebert says finding closure could be difficult.

The Baldwin County AL Sheriff’s Office and the FBI are investigating. Detectives are offering a five-thousand dollar reward in the Barter case.


Posted in Rewards, Rewards - Missing Person with tags , , , , on February 5, 2010 by Max

On the evening of July 3rd, 2009 Tony Luzio had gone to a friend’s house to play some cards. Afterward Tony stopped at a local hangout to meet up with some more friends. At approximately 2:30 a.m. the group went to a party less than one mile from Tony’s parents.

Witnesses say they saw Tony leaving the party at around 4 a.m. They assumed he was heading to his apartment though he had given the key to one of his friends. That was the last time that anyone saw Tony.

On July 4th, Tony was supposed to work at The Limited Brands Inc., where he worked third shift as security. However, he never showed. His parents had not heard from that day. Tony’s family says that missing work and not being in touch with his parents is extremely out of character for him.

Anthony Luzio’s (his Dad) investigative instincts kicked in and he left home immediately and began searching for his son. When he could not locate him he called the local police department and reported his son missing

Tony is 6 feet 3 inches tall, weighs 200 pounds and has brown hair and eyes. The Delaware County Sheriff’s Office said Luzio was driving a silver four-door 2004 Honda Civic with license plate number DCA 5615. The car has a Bush-Cheney sticker on the rear window. There is a $100,000 reward being offered for information about Tony’s disappearance

Investigative Agency:  Delaware County Sheriff’s Office
Phone:  (877) 645-8477
Alternate Phone:  (740) 833-2813
Investigative Case #:  05-003290



Posted in Rewards, Rewards - Missing Person with tags , , , , on February 3, 2010 by Max

McCLEARY, Wash. — Officials have announced a larger reward for information in the disappearance of a young girl missing since last summer, and investigators are planning a renewed search effort.

Grays Harbor County Undersheriff Rick Scott on Wednesday said a reward of $20,000 is available for anyone who helps find Lindsey Baum, who vanished June 26 after leaving a friend’s house to walk home.

The new money, which ups the reward from the previous offer of $10,000, is being provided by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Scott said.

Lindsey was 10 years old when she vanished; now she’d be 11, and her family is holding out hope that someone will come forward with information.

“Our world is standing still,” said Lindsey’s mom, Melissa Baum. “It’s hard to stand here and watch the entire world keep going on when we’re just frozen in time waiting for her to come home.

“If there’s anybody who knows anything, even if you suspect something, if you would just please call law enforcement.”

Investigators have received hundreds of tips, but no substantial leads. Volunteer searches have turned up nothing but frustration.

Over the last six months, Lindsey’s mother and the police chief appeared on a national TV programs to urge anyone with information to call investigators, and Lindsey was even featured on the cover of People Magazine.

FBI Assistant Special Agent in Charge Ron Twersky said a new group of investigators has been looking at the case to provide an outside review and offer suggestions on how to re-start the search for Lindsey.

Twersky said agents will be going over old ground, searching many of the areas they looked at before and talking with many of the people who have already been interviewed.

The FBI will also be employing several new tactics, Twersky said, but he would not detail what those efforts would entail.

Lindsey’s mom, meanwhile, is not giving up.

“Lindsey if you can hear me, I love you and I’m not going to stop looking for you, I swear,” she said. “I will bring you home.”


Posted in Rewards, Rewards - Missing Person, Wanted Fugitive with tags , , , , , on February 1, 2010 by Max

A $15,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of Lester William Hobbs, 46. Hobbs is suspected in the kidnapping of Aja Johnson, 7, and the murder of her mother, Tonya Hobbs.

The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation and the U.S. Marshals Service in Oklahoma are offering the reward. Anyone with information that could be helpful to the investigation should call the U.S. Marshals Service in Oklahoma City at (405) 231-4206.

Aja Danielle Johnson is 4 feet tall, with brown eyes and brown hair. She weighs 65 pounds.

Lester Hobbs is 6 feet, 1 inch tall and weighs 190 pounds. He has green eyes, brown hair, and multiple tattoos, including the word “Tony” on his left forearm and wings on his chest. He was last seen driving a white 1995 Toyota Paseo with Oklahoma license plate 577BPW. The rear window may be broken out.

The Texas Department of Public Safety had issued an Amber Alert for Aja Johnson earlier this week, but had to discontinue the alert because no additional leads were being received about her possible location.


Posted in Rewards, Rewards - Missing Person with tags , , , , on January 28, 2010 by Max

A $50,000 reward is now offered in the search for a missing Duluth East High School student.

Sylvester McCurry Jr., 18, has been missing since Sunday, January 17, 2010.

McCurry, who is from the Chester Park neighborhood of Duluth, MN, was last seen at the Stargate Night Club in Superior, Wisconsin, just across the river from Duluth.

McCurry is described as black with a light complexion, 5 feet 11 inches tall, 150 pounds with short brown hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing blue jeans and white Nike shoes.

Police don’t suspect foul play and earlier said they did not believe McCurry ran away, but they also admit they don’t have a lot to go on. On January 21, the official search was called off.

Anyone with information that could lead to finding Sylvester McCurry Jr. is asked to call police at 1-218-730-5400, search headquarters at 612–965–1121 or 911. You can remain anonymous.


Posted in Rewards, Rewards - Missing Person with tags , , , , on January 26, 2010 by Max

The family of Joey Lynn Offutt has increased the reward being offered for information leading to her whereabouts to $20,000. Joey Lynn Offutt has been missing from Sykesville, PA since a fire destroyed her home on July 12, 2007.

In the early morning of July 12, 2007, authorities responded to a fire at Joey’s Sykesville, PA home. After the fire was extinguished, the remains of Joey’s 6-week-old son were discovered. Joey and her car, a red Saturn with Virginia license plates, were missing. Police found Joey’s car four days later in State College, PA, parked at the Nittany Gardens apartment complex, where Joey had previously lived. Joey’s other two children, who were not at home at the time of the fire, are safe living with family.

After two years, and two airings on the popular TV show “America’s Most Wanted”, investigators from the Pennsylvania State Police still have had no substantial and credible leads in the case. The family requests the public’s help by coming forward with information they may have that could lead to Joey being found.

If alive, Joey Lynn Offutt would 35 years old (she was 33 years old at the time she went missing), approximately 5′ 3″ with a thin build, and she has brown eyes and brown hair (with a reddish tone). She may or may not have been wearing glasses.

Joey’s family has established a toll-free number to field tips from the public. Anyone with information is urged to call 1-877-440-JOEY (1-877-440-5639) or to contact the Pennsylvania State Police at 814-371-4652.


Posted in Rewards, Rewards - Missing Person with tags , , , , on January 19, 2010 by Max


Renee Pernice, 35, and a mother of 3 children has been missing from her Kansas City home since Friday, January 2, 2009. The last person to see her was her husband, Shon Pernice, who reports that she left the house that morning on foot, but he “can’t remember” where she said she was going. Their children were not at home at the time, spending the night with neighbors. Her cell phone has been found approximately 15 miles from the home.

It is reported that the couple had previous problems in their marriage, Renee had filed for divorce in 2005 but withdrew her petition. Shon Pernice, a firefighter, was a veteran from the Iraqi war and was getting ready to deploy once again to Iraq. He immediately hired a lawyer and has not been charged or named as a person of interest in Renee’s disappearance.

The area that she would frequent has been the target of searches using ground personnel, canine and horses. So far nothing has been found, but all signals are pointing to foul play being involved.

Rick Pretz, the father of Renee Pernice, announced the $25,000 reward outside the Clay County Courthouse in the Kansas City suburb of Liberty.


Posted in Rewards, Rewards - Missing Person with tags , , , on January 5, 2010 by Max


The family of a missing Blairsville, Ga., woman — who police say was abducted while talking to her boyfriend on her phone — hopes that a $50,000 reward will help turn up clues in her disappearance.

Kristi Cornwell disappeared from Blairsville, GA on Aug. 11, 2009. Her family announced the $50,000 award in a recent statement.

The family said the money will be awarded for information leading to Cornwell’s safe return and/or the arrest and conviction of the people responsible for her disappearance.

Donations are being accepted to increase the reward.

Cornwell disappeared from a rural section of Jones Creek Road, but was just a short distance from New Union Baptist, her home church.

Her boyfriend, Douglas Davis, was talking to her on Aug. 11 when he overheard a struggle as she walked near her parents’ home. Police are not considering him a suspect.

He heard her pleading with her apparent captors, “Don’t take me!”

While mowing his lawn a man that lives 3.5 miles away from where she was walking found her cell phone in his yard. Police claim to have found other items where she was abducted and it appeared there was a struggle.

Cornwell is the mother of a 15-year-old son and formerly worked as a probation officer.

Authorities are also searching for two vehicles that may be linked to the disappearance of Cornwell — a white suburban sized SUV and a tan or gold Toyota or Nissan sub-compact.
Kristi Cornwell is a 5’5″, 150-lb dark-haired white female.

If you have information related to her whereabouts, call the Union County Sheriff at 706-439-6066.


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