by Gwen Moritz
Posted 2/13/2008 04:03 pm
Updated 11 months ago
The family of missing CDI Contractors executive John Glasgow has increased its reward offer for information leading to his whereabouts to $50,000, and a Bentonville nonprofit organization has added another $20,000, a spokesman for the family announced Wednesday afternoon.
(Click here to listen to MP3 audio of the news conference.)
Little Rock lawyer Chip Welch, a friend of the Glasgow family, said it was hoped that the $70,000 offer would get even more attention than the $5,000 the family had previously offered. The family fears Glasgow, 45, may have been the victim of a crime when he disappeared on Monday, Jan. 28.
The additional $20,000 has been offered by Let's Bring Them Home of Bentonville.
In a news conference at the pavilion in Allsopp Park, where a candlelight vigil will begin at 5:30 p.m., Welch said that volunteer searchers from Texas Equusearch ended their search of Petit Jean State Park last week "expressing their feeling that he was never on the mountain."
Glasgow's Volvo SUV was found in the middle of the parking lot at Mather Lodge early in the afternoon of Tuesday, Jan. 29, about 36 hours after Glasgow was last seen leaving his Little Rock home. The car was "devoid of fingerprints," Welch said, and an employee of the lodge said the car appeared sometime between noon and 1:30 p.m. on that Tuesday.
Roger Glasgow said trained tracking dogs brought to Petit Jean on the day the car was found couldn't pick up his brother's scent around the car or on the parking lot, leading searchers and the family to suspect that he did not get out of the car at the lodge.
Glasgow's laptop computer, cell phone and a debit card were in the car, and none of his credit cards are missing. A bank account number and the combination to a personal safe were found on a table in his kitchen, but it's not clear when he wrote them, Welch said.
Welch also confirmed that Dillard's Inc. had conducted an audit of CDI Contractors, in which the department store chain has a half interest.
"I'm certain that if anything was amiss [in CDI's books], we'd have heard about it," Welch said.