The FBI is offering a $10,000 reward for information that leads to the whereabouts of an Ohio mother who hasn’t been seen in months.
According to ABC 9, Cierra Chapman visited an ex-boyfriend on December 27 at his Trotwood apartment off Autumn Woods Drive. Police said Chapman went to exchange items with her ex after the breakup. Security footage showed her leaving the apartment at around 4:30 a.m., in a silver Cadillac SRX 2014 with Ohio license plate, JVQ8612.
On January 6, police found the vehicle abandoned on Jewel Avenue in Middletown. Her purse and other personal items were found inside the vehicle and Dayton police are calling the disappearance “suspicious,” as Chapman reportedly has no ties to the Middletown area.
“Cierra didn’t just one day go missing by accident,” Dayton Police Investigative Department’s Major Brian Johns said. “We know that this was a planned event. Something well orchestrated and that people know in Dayton what happened to Cierra, but they’re not coming forward.”
The search for Cierra Chapman continues today. The #FBI is offering a reward of up to $10,000 for information leading to the recovery of Cierra Chapman and information leading to the identification, arrest, and conviction of those responsible for her disappearance. pic.twitter.com/c2XgiTTePP
— Dayton Police Dept. (@DaytonPolice) February 11, 2023
Now, Chapman’s family is optimistic that the reward money will lead to answers.
“(We’re) hoping and praying,” Chapman’s sister, Latisha Lofton, said. “We got to be realistic and think of the good and think of the bad, but overall we still got hope that my sister is out there.”
“Cierra has a 15-year-old son, who needs and wants his mom.”
Law enforcement carried out multiple searches, but as of February 21, Chapman remains missing.
Chapman is described as a Black female who stands 5-feet-5-inches tall and weighs around 115 pounds. She has black hair and brown eyes.
Anyone with information about the case is urged to contact Dayton Police Department at 937-333-COPS or Crime Stoppers at 937-222-STOP.
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