GREELEY — FBI investigators on Monday said they've put up a $10,000 reward, hoping it will lead them to Kayleah Wilson, the 12-year-old girl who disappeared March 28 as she walked to a birthday party near her home.
A two mile walk down a busy highway.
Investigators said they've received 300 leads in the case, some of which have led them to conclude that the girl was at the Greeley Mall at the time she was supposed to be at the party. Others have led them to California, where Kayleah's biological father lives, and to other states.
Still, investigators aren't sure she's even left Greeley.
At a Monday afternoon press conference, Greeley Police Chief Jerry Garner fretted that perhaps the huge law-enforcement surge in the search for the missing sixth-grader and the national media attention that has come with it may have scared the girl — or friends who know where she is.
He stressed that Kayleah will not be in trouble if she returns home.
Investigators refused to say whether anyone — including Kayleah's mom, stepfather or 17-year-old boyfriend — has been ruled out as a suspect. They are continuing to interview persons of interest, but would not say who they are.
Kayleah was reported missing about 10 p.m. March 28, when she did not return from a friend's birthday party, which was held about eight blocks from the west Greeley apartment she shares with her mom, grandmother and older brother.
Kayleah is described as 5-foot, 1-inch tall, 145 pounds, with brown eyes and brown hair. She was last seen wearing a white and pink shirt over a white tank top, bluejeans and white and red shoes.
People with tips about Wilson's whereabouts are asked to call 1-800-CALL-FBI (1-800-225-5324).