The family of Kristy Kelley, the 27-year-old Indiana woman who has been missing for more than 30 days, is offering a $2,000 reward for her return.
Evansville news station 14news.com said the donation came from an anonymous source.
Meanwhile, the community-wide search continues for the woman who was last seen leaving the VFW, in the southwestern town of Boonville, Indiana, on Aug. 15.
One of the organizers of the search, Randy Beard, told the news station that he has been involved in the search for the woman from the very beginning. Acting as spokesman for the family, Beard said Kelley’s parents are hopeful the reward will lead to the return of their daughter.
“They’re just very very happy and appreciative if you will that there are those who still care about finding their little girl, Kristy, a mother of two, and anything and everything is important here in the way of others contributing,” said Beard, adding that the community will not give up the search until Kelley is located.
— RTV6 Indianapolis (@rtv6) August 18, 2014
According to Warrick County Sheriff Brett Kruse, the FBI has been involved in the investigation for the past month.
Kelley apparently left her cell phone behind when she left the VFW, but Kruse said it has provided few clues about her disappearance.
“Not a lot, nothing that we really know,” said Kruse. “We pretty much knew who she was communicating with that night and the day before new information anyway.”
Kelley was reported missing when she didn’t show up for work on Aug. 15.
“What we know is that Kristy Kelley was at the VFW (in Boonville) at 1:30 Friday morning,” Kruse said as volunteers prepared to search for the missing woman in August. “We have video of what we think is her vehicle going past the Tastee-Freez out here at about 1:50 a.m. The rest of it is speculation.”
— HelpFindKristyKelley (@FindKristy) September 3, 2014
The Vanderburgh County Prosecutor’s Office has opened up a ‘We Tip’ Hot Line for any information regarding Kelley’s disappearance. All calls will be kept anonymous. Call 1-800-78-CRIME with any information.