Tyler Perry Offers $100K Reward in Fla. Cold Cases

Both men went missing after encounters with a sheriff's deputy in southwestern Florida.

Posted: 01/11/2013 08:11 AM EST

Marcia Roberts, the mother of Terrance Williams, reacts after an unidentified person comes forward with information during a news conference to discuss the special missing-person investigations of Williams and Felipe Santos. (Photo: AP Photo/Naples Daily News, William DeShazer)

NAPLES, Fla. (AP) — Filmmaker Tyler Perry is offering a $100,000 reward for information in the decade-old case of two men who went missing after separate encounters with a sheriff's deputy in southwestern Florida.

Perry joined the Rev. Al Sharpton and Ben Jealous of the NAACP at a news conference Thursday in Naples to discuss the missing-person investigations of Terrance Williams and Felipe Santos.

Santos and Williams disappeared three months apart in the Naples area in 2003 after crossing paths with Collier County Sheriff's Deputy Steven Calkins. He was never charged but was fired the next year.

Perry says the media is not paying enough attention to missing-person cases involving minorities.

 

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