Missing Woman’s Family Ups Reward

The family of a Sykesville woman who has been missing for four years has increased the reward they are offering for information on her whereabouts.

The family of Joey Lynn Offutt is now offering a $25,000 reward for information leading to her whereabouts.

Four years ago, in the early morning of July 12, 2007, authorities responded to a fire at Joey Lynn Offutt’s Sykesville, PA home. After the fire was extinguished, the remains of Offutt’s six-week-old son were discovered, but Offutt and her car, a red Saturn with Virginia license plates, were missing. Police found Offutt’s car four days later in State College, PA, parked at the Nittany Gardens apartment complex, where Offutt had previously lived.

Offutt’s other two children, who were not in the home at the time of the fire, have been living with family members.

In the four years since Offutt has been missing, there have been no substantial leads in the case. Offutt’s family believes Joey would not willingly leave her children, and they fear someone killed her and then tried to destroy evidence by burning the house down.

Offutt’s family has increased the reward being offered for information on the whereabouts of Joey to $25,000.

At the time she went missing, Joey Lynn Offutt was 33 years old and is described as a petite woman, approximately 5′ 3″ with a thin build. She has brown eyes and brown/red brown hair. She may or may not have been wearing glasses.

Offutt’s family has established a toll-free number to field tips from the public. Anyone with information is urged to call 1-877-440-JOEY (1-877-440-5639) or to contact the Pennsylvania State Police at 814 371-4652.

The family also runs FindJoey.com to help bring public attention to the case. Visit FindJoey.org for additional information or to contact Offutt’s family with information.

Some information in this article adapted from findjoey.org.


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