FBI offers $25K reward in case of missing NH girl
Sunday, July 31, 2011
STEWARTSTOWN, N.H. (AP) — The FBI said Saturday it was offering a $25,000 reward for information leading to the whereabouts of an 11-year-old northern New Hampshire girl who’s been missing for five days.
The reward would also cover information leading to the arrest and prosecution of anyone responsible for the disappearance of fifth grader Celina Cass, Supervisory Special Agent Kieran Ramsey said at a news conference at the Stewartstown Community School.
“This reward should not be read into that we are transitioning in any way in this investigation,” Ramsey said, adding that recent, successful cases of recovered missing children have resulted in vigilance from the public.
“We are still aggressively — aggressively — searching and hoping to bring Celina Cass home,” he said.
Jane Young of the state attorney general’s office said a community member was adding a $5,000 reward for any information leading to the discovery of Celina.
Celina was last seen Monday night at her home computer near Stewartstown, which is about a mile from the Canadian border. Numerous investigators have knocked on over 300 doors in the area and in neighboring Vermont and have searched fields, woods, ponds and a river.