Friday, September 14, 2007

Reward now at least $600 and link to NBC News Coverage

It appears the reward is now $600 as of last night.

Here's the link to the Channel 5 coverage last night:

Thanks to them for doing a great job.

Let's hope we find Reba soon.


Maximus99 said...

Has anyone tried to get in contact with the witness to see if in fact it was "Crazy Mary?" How is Tom doing? Any leads on what areas would be the best to scour?

Denise Copening said...

I'll have to check with someone else and get back to you on that. thanks for the question.

Monica said...

How can contributions be made to the reward fund?

Ula1010 said...

I just received a new flier on LaSalle and Madison. It says that a "heavy set woman with short dark hair" took Reba, so that's probably not Crazy Mary, if this is the case.
The flier also says that on Tues., a black man and white woman were trying to sell a dog on Clark and Madison. The police were called, but they disappeared before they arrived.

Denise Copening said...

Monica -

Thanks for wanting to donate. If you have a paypal account, please send your donation to I'll make sure it gets to the right place. Otherwise, if you want to give cash, let me figure something out.

Denise Copening said...

To Maximus 99 -

I heard that the witness to Reba's abduction was another panhandler, so he may not have been that reliable. The "Cazy Mary" thing appears to be folklore now. This morning I saw her alone on the Madison Street bridge. I saw Tom a few blocks up on Madison and told him she was there and he was not fazed at all.
I recall a day or so ago Tom said that he thought only 2 homeless women were capable of stealing Reba - he mentioned Crazy Mary but not the other one. He also said that it could be a 1% chance that someone who though he is mistreating Reba because of his situation took her.
Regarding best areas, it looks like the entire Loop is being looked at.

Kyle Orton said...

I'm going to drive around downtown Saturday and look for Reba. I'm going to hit the loop, michigan avenue, maybe gold coast and some of river north. Any thoughts on where else I should go or where I should focus?

Denise Copening said...

Kyle -

How nice of you to help out searching for Reba. I really don't have any other ideas than yours. I will contact the news station regarding the search teams and if there is a way to contact them or they have suggestions, I'll let you know.

Liz said...

I am a ways out from the city but I want to find a way to help. Is there anything I can do at all? Calling or faxing fliers to vets? Calling shelters? Also, Has there been no success in getting the phone records for the call that Tom received claiming they had Reba? I was under the impression that even if it was a pre-paid phone it still went through the network and their should be a record. Please let me know if there is anything at all that I can do.