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Additional reward fund set up for information on missing boy

By Staff | Jan 16, 2009

In response to the outpouring of public assistance in the search for missing Immokalee boy Adji Desir, Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers is setting up a separate account where residents can donate towards a reward for information leading to Adji’s whereabouts.
Anyone wishing to contribute to the reward account, which is being established exclusively for information in this case, may donate funds through Crime Stoppers. All funds received will be placed in a separate account and paid to any anonymous tipster who provides information that ultimately leads investigators to Adji. These funds will be in addition to the
$1,000 reward being offered through Crime Stoppers.
Residents or businesses wishing to contribute to the reward account have two options. They may either mail checks directly to Crime Stoppers at PO Box 1829, Fort Myers, FL 33912, or drop them off at the Collier County Sheriff’s Office, located at the Government Center on Airport Road and US 41 in Naples. Contributors who want their donation to be anonymous should send funds in the form of a cashier’s check, rather than a personal check.
All checks should be made payable to Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers, and
should be clearly marked that they are for the Adji Desir reward fund. Donations will be deposited into this separate reward account and held for a period of one year, to be paid for information which plays a significant role in the resolution of this case, as determined by investigators. Specific amounts for rewards to multiple informants will be determined by a vote of the Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers Board of Directors. All funds sent to Crime Stoppers for this purpose should be considered as a donation to Crime Stoppers and are non-refundable. Should this case be resolved in a way that results in no reward money being paid to an informant, the money may then be used as determined by the Crime Stoppers Board of Directors for other unsolved cases.
Crime Stoppers continues to remind the public that any information on Adji’s whereabouts is critically needed. Even the smallest piece of information could be helpful – from anyone who has spotted the young boy at any point since last Saturday, Jan. 10, at 5:30 p.m.
The Crime Stoppers hotline is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Tips can also be made anonymously online at www.swflcrimestoppers.or
Source: Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers