A billboard announcing the reward for information about missing Isle of Wight teenager Damien Nettles.
A £10,000 reward for information leading to the discovery of the remains of missing teenager Damien Nettles officially launched today (Friday).
An anonymous businessman will pay the reward if information sent to an e-mail address within 28 days leads to the discovery. The e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org
As reported in the County Press in July, the reward is being offered with the support of Damien’s family, who fear he was killed when he disappeared 17 years ago.
However, anyone with other information about the events of the night Damien, then 16, disappeared in Cowes in November, 1996, but who is unable to provide a location for his body will be directed to speak to the police.
Payment of the reward does not require anyone to be arrested, charged or convicted.
The businessman told the County Press: "I will respond to all e-mails personally, seek clarification of how they know the location and if they can’t convince me of the veracity of this information, we will not act upon it.
"What we really want is for one of the people who were there when Damien’s remains were buried to come forward anonymously and provide the location."
Once any remains unearthed are found to be Damien’s, the businessman will e-mail the person concerned who will be able to go to any cash point in the world to collect the £10,000. Alternatively, they can make arrangements through a third party to collect the money.
The e-mail address will be monitored 24-hours-a-day, seven-days-a-week from today (Friday) for 28 days and will then close.