12-Year-Old Fla. Girl Last Seen 5 Days Ago

A $20K reward is now up for grabs, as cops say they've exhausted all their leads
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 5, 2017 8:27 AM CDT
$20K Offered in Case of Missing Fla. Girl, 12
Naomi Jones   (Facebook)

Hundreds of people have scoured Pensacola, Fla., in recent days in the hope of finding a missing 12-year-old girl. Now, they hope a $20,000 reward will lead to answers, as the local sheriff tells the Pensacola News Journal that "we have literally exhausted all" of their leads. The FBI and Florida Department of Law Enforcement have each offered a $10,000 reward for information on the disappearance of Naomi Jones, who was last seen between noon and 4pm Wednesday near her home at the Aspen Village Apartments in Pensacola, per WALA and the Pensacola News Journal. She's described as a 5-foot-1, black female, weighing 90 to 100 pounds, with black and pink hair. She was last seen wearing a red tank top and American flag denim shorts.

WALA cites police as noting "the changing story of how and when Noami went missing." Nevertheless, local, state, and federal authorities have undertaken a massive air and ground search, while hundreds of community volunteers have searched fields, brush, and trash cans, reports WEAR. The search was suspended Sunday but is expected to resume Monday morning. Meanwhile, police say they have identified people who wanted to speak about Naomi's disappearance but that those individuals are not necessarily suspects, per NBC Miami. A sheriff adds anyone with information should call 911. "The info you have might be the piece we need," he says. (More missing child stories.)

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