The Hancock County Sheriff's Department is now utilizing the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children to expand in the search for a teen who has been missing since the end of May. Anthony "Tony" Pittman was last seen on May 29, and his family is now offering a $2,000 reward for information leading to his safe return. (See original story here.)
Hancock County Sheriff Ralph Fletcher said the department has continued to receive tips on where Pittman could be, and said some new information came in indicating Pittman could be in North Carolina, and that police there were contacted. Fletcher said police conducted a search of a house in North Carolina where Pittman may have been staying, but they were unable to locate him. Police still think he could be in the area. "We've placed calls to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children to give them an update and assist in helping us expand the search," said Fletcher. "A flyer containing information on Tony will be sent out to all law enforcement agencies in West Virginia, Ohio, Pennsylvania and North Carolina through the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children."