(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.]