In a recent blog post, our firm detailed the case of the missing Plano woman that has not been
seen since September 2. Nearly 40 days since the woman has gone missing,
Crime Stoppers has increased the reward for information leading to an
arrest for her disappearance. The reward has been doubled due to the efforts
of anonymous donors.
Case of the Missing Plano Woman
The woman was last seen at the Shops at Legacy in Plano, after leaving
the apartment of a friend just before 4 a.m. Surveillance footage showed
the woman with a friend walking from the apartment to a nearby parking
garage, but turning around before she reached her vehicle. She was reported
missing four days later after she had failed to show up for work and had
no contact with friends or family. Police discovered her car still in
the parking garage with no evidence of foul play in the area.
Purpose of Rewards for Information in Criminal Cases
Law enforcement will often use rewards as incentive for those with information
to reveal what they know. These tips can reveal the identity of the caller
or remain anonymous, as long as the provided information leads to an increase
in knowledge in connection with a crime. For the case of the missing Plano
woman, nearly 200 have called in with tips but none have led to any new
information in the case.
Oftentimes, however, the lure of money is not enough for someone with information
regarding the crime to come forward and implicate a friend, family member,
or themselves. In order to claim the reward, a person also must identify
themselves to law enforcement, which may place them in an uncomfortable
situation and not woth the financial benefit.
While there is no proof that a crime has been committed, law enforcement
are treating the disappearance as a criminal matter. If you or someone
you know has any information concerning the disappearance of the missing
Plano woman, report the information to authorities. If revealing this
information may expose you to trouble with the law, get an experienced
criminal defense lawyer on your side immediately.