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Teamsters Offer $25,000 Reward for Information
Leading to Safe Return of Jessica Marie Lunsford

February 27, 2005

(Washington, D.C.) – The International Brotherhood of Teamsters will pay a reward of $25,000 to any private person who provides information to federal, state or local law enforcement authorities that leads to the safe return of Jessica Marie Lunsford who has been missing from her home in Homosassa, Florida, since February 23.

“We were saddened to hear of Jessica Marie Lunsford’s disappearance,” said Jim Hoffa, General President of the Teamsters Union. “Our hearts go out to Mark Lunsford and his family. Our entire union is prepared to offer whatever support we can to help bring Jessica Marie home safely.”

Ken Wood, President of Local 79 in Tampa and International Vice President has pledged the support of his local and its members to the Lunsford family and law enforcement agencies in their efforts to find Jessica Marie. Jessica Marie’s grandfather is a longtime Teamster.

“Our members and their families live and work in this area and when something like this happens it really has an impact on a personal level,” said Wood. “We will work tirelessly to assist in the search for Jessica Marie.”

[Any claim for the reward, with proof that the claimant qualifies for the reward, must be submitted to C. Thomas Keegel, General Secretary-Treasurer, International Brotherhood of Teamsters, 25 Louisiana Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C. 20001, 202-624-6800. Claimant must provide information sufficient to establish entitlement to the reward, and reward will paid only if the law enforcement authorities involved verify to the satisfaction of the IBT that the claimant in fact provided information leading to the safe return of Miss Lunsford. Reward will not be paid to law enforcement personnel engaged in the search for Miss Lunsford or to any person guilty of any violation of the law with respect to the disappearance of Miss Lunsford.]

25 Louisiana Ave, NW, Washington, DC 20001
(202) 624-6800


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