$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.