Authorities in Florida have increased the reward to $50,000 for information in the case of a Sarasota teen who’s been missing since Labor Day.
WFLA reported that the Sarasota Police Department, FBI Tampa Division, and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement doubled the reward Thursday from $25,000 to $50,000. Though the Sarasota police have received numerous tips, they said there’s no new information about the 14-year-old’s disappearance.
As CrimeOnline previously reported, Jabez Spann was last seen September 4 at a family barbecue. The teen supposedly disappeared a week after witnessing the murder of Travis Combs, 31.
A man charged as an accessory in Combs’ murder, Reginald Parker, 55, allegedly told police that Spann accidentally stumbled upon the slaying.
“Oh my God,” Spann said, according to Parker. “Y’all shot him.”
Spann is described as being 5 feet, 9 inches, 120 pounds. Authorities said he was last seen wearing a turquoise shirt.
Anyone with information about Jabez Spann’s whereabouts is urged to call Detective Kim Laster at 941-364-7327 or Crimestoppers at 941-366-TIPS.
[Featured Image: Jabez Spann/Sarasota Police Department]