Jackson, Miss. A large reward is being offered to help find 2-year-old Myra Lewis, missing from Madison County, Miss., for over a week. She disappeared Mar. 1.
“We still haven't received the help that we need to bring her home,” said FBI special agent in charge, Daniel McMullen. “The FBI is now offering a $20,000 reward. We would encourage the public to reach out to the FBI to report any information they may have, no matter how small you may think that information is."
Lewis went missing from her home on Mt. Pilgrim Road in Camden, Miss. The road that was previously filled with search crews was quiet Monday morning with only two deputies monitoring the area.
"We believe that there is someone out there that has information as to where little Myra is," McMullen said.
“We're pretty confident that we've covered that area pretty well," said Madison County Sheriff Randy Tucker. "But certainly in the event that leads or evidence turns us back in that direction, we'll be more than happy to go back out and do that again.”
Still, Tucker says he's optimistic that Myra is alive.
“I don't have anything that would say otherwise,” said Tucker.
Neither the sheriff nor the FBI would speculate on where Myra may be.
“Again, I understand the desire to determine whether she's missing, abducted and so forth," said McMullen. "But the bottom line is what we know now is that we don't know where she is. And all of this effort is going toward answering that question.”
The FBI says it's getting the word out in Tennessee, Alabama and Louisiana. Officials say that's just in case someone may have been passing through the area and saw something that could help with the investigation.