From our News Partners at WCBD-TV:
The family of Zachary Milanowski in collaboration with the CUE Center for Missing Persons are offering a cash reward with no questions asked in hopes that someone will come forward and provide the whereabouts of the missing Aynor teen.
Zachary vanished on August 25, 2013, days later his vehicle was located in a remote wooded area of Aynor, South Carolina where it was found burnt and abandoned. Search groups from around the country with the CUE Center began in a seventeen day search for the young man; the teen has not been located.
"Each day standing at the many roadside's being searched our hearts constantly sink, no family should have to endure this kind of pain", said Bryan Jordan, step-father of Zachary Milanowski. "I need to know where my child is, someone knows something and I beg you to come forward", Zachary's mother said, Missy Jordan.
Now, a 20 day cash reward (no questions asked), is being offered in an effort to aid investigators with information concerning the direct location of Zachary Milanowski. This reward will begin at midnight on September 25th and expire on October 15, 2013. "It's simple, we are seeking information that will bring forth a resolution for Zachary's family, they are in extreme pain and living day to day in a state of desperation for their missing loved one", said CUE Founder, Monica Caison.
Through it all those who love Zachary have vowed to not give up. Along side searchers, they have also hosted a candle light service in recognition of his absence of 21 days, and this past weekend they hit the Anyor Hoedown Festival handing out fresh posters seeking any clue that could reveal the mystery of his disappearance.
Zachary's case will be featured in the upcoming National Missing Person Tour called, "On the Road to Remember", which visits towns across the country highlighting missing children and adults annually. The volunteer crew will attend a balloon lunch slated for October 12th at 10:00 am at the place the teen was last seen, Aynor Park on Main Street. This event will also bring forth support and needed awareness of others missing in South Carolina.
"The numbers reported of missing individuals has become more than a silent epidemic with the roadways, waterways and scenic wood lines being used for an open graveyard to these horrific crimes and no one is paying attention', said CUE founder, Monica Caison. "Missing Person reports exceed 800,000 annually, leaving nothing more than a path of devastation felt by thousands of families left behind to linger in an unknown fate", Mrs. Caison added
Zachary Milanowski is a white male, 19-years-old, 6'1" weighing 150 pounds, with brown eyes and hair. He was last seen wearing a red long t-shirt; black basketball shorts; black & white Nike flip flops and black & white Nike Air Jordan, NE collection series cap.
If anyone has information concerning the whereabouts of missing teen, Zachary Milanowski please contact the Horry County Police Department at 843-915-5350 or the CUE Center for Missing Persons directly at (910) 343- 1131, 24 hour tip line (910) 232-1687 or visit here and click on the missing persons profile where you can submit an anonymous tip.
Image courtesy of WCBD-TV.