Authorities in Iowa are offering a $10,000 reward for information that leads investigators to a missing girl or a suspect in her disappearance.
Breasia Terrell, 10, has been missing from Davenport, Iowa, for nearly two weeks. She was last seen in the early morning hours of July 10, after she had gone to spend the night at the home of Henry Earl Dinkins, her step-brother’s father.
On the same day Breasia went missing, Dinkins was taken into custody on a sex offender registry violation. In 1990, Dinkins was convicted of sexually abusing a female victim age 13 or under. Police have since named Dinkins a person of interest in the investigation into Breasia’s disappearance, but authorities have not named him a suspect or filed any charges against him that are directly connected to the missing girl.
Local police have been joined by the FBI in the ongoing search for Breasia, which has focused on Scott County and neighboring Clinton County.
Kristi Johnson, FBI Special Agent in Charge of Omaha division, made the announcement at a media briefing on Wednesday. Authorities had previously announced a reward of $3,500, and increased the sum with the hope of generating more tips and leads.
“The number one goal is to find the person who is responsible for the disappearance of Breasia and bring that person to justice,” Johnson said at a news conference, according to KCCI.
Also on Wednesday, Davenport Police Chief confirmed that Dinkins is the “main focus” of the active investigation.
Anyone with information is urged to contact the Davenport Police at (563) 326-6125 or call 911.
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