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Reward rises in disappearance of Kan. boy

Age progressed photo released by the Butler County Sheriff’s Office showing what Adam could possibly look like today.

Age progressed photo released by the Butler County Sheriff’s Office showing what Adam could possibly look like today.

EL DORADO, Kan. (AP) — The reward is up to $100,000 for solving the 1999 disappearance of an 11-year-old southeast Kansas boy whose adoptive parents never reported him missing.

An anonymous donor who wanted to see closure for the family of Adam Herrman put up a $50,000 cash reward in December.

KWCH-TV reports  Butler County Sheriff Kelly Herzet announced Thursday that an additional $50,000 is now offered.

Herzet told reporters he personally does not believe Adam is still alive.

Adam disappeared from the adoptive family’s Towanda home in 1999 but wasn’t reported missing until 2008, when his older sister contacted authorities. He remains the subject of a missing person investigation.

His adoptive parents, Doug and Valerie Herrman, were convicted in 2011 of continuing to receive state adoption subsidies after Adam disappeared.

 

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EL DORADO (AP) — Authorities plan to give the public an update on the investigation into the 1999 disappearance of an 11-year-old southeast Kansas boy whose adoptive parents never reported him missing.

Age progressed photo released by the Butler County Sheriff’s Office showing what Adam could possibly look like today.

Age progressed photo released by the Butler County Sheriff’s Office showing what Adam could possibly look like today.

Butler County Sheriff Kelly Herzet has scheduled a news conference Thursday afternoon in El Dorado in the case of Adam Herrman.

The boy disappeared in 1999 from the family’s Towanda home in southeast Kansas but wasn’t reported missing until 2008. He remains the subject of a missing person investigation.

Authorities didn’t learn he was missing until late 2008, when his older sister contacted authorities.

His adoptive parents, Doug and Valerie Herrman, were convicted in 2011 for receiving state adoption subsidies after he went missing.

In December, an anonymous donor put up a $50,000 cash reward toward solving the case.

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