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|Polk County Sheriff Announces 3 Rewards to Help Solve 7-Year Old Disappearance of Glenn Pennie|
|Sheriff Bob Wolfe|
Polk County Sheriff's Office
UPDATE (05/02/2012) - Reward for information to help find Glenn Pennie increased from $4,000 to $7,000. Total reward amounts increased from $10,000 to $13,000.
Note: Questions regarding this case should be directed to Polk County Sheriff's Office.
Photograph of Glenn Pennie - Source: Polk County Sheriff's Office
Polk County Sheriff Bob Wolfe is announcing three separate rewards to help solve the 7-year old mystery into the disappearance of a rural Polk County man. Investigators believe the missing man,GLENN WARREN PENNIE, was the victim of foul play and are asking for the public's help to findGLENN PENNIE and the person(s) responsible for his disappearance.
Joining Polk County investigators are detectives from Oregon State Police and the FBI as they step up investigative efforts to find GLENN PENNIE and arrest any person(s) criminally responsible for his disappearance and apparent death. Investigators believe someone has information that will help solve the mysterious disappearance of GLENN PENNIE.
"We don't think Glenn's disappearance has been surrounded by silence. Someone has said something about this case to another person and we believe they are either holding on to that secret or they don't realize the importance of what they know and how it could solve our case," said Wolfe.
GLENN WARREN PENNIE was reported missing to Polk County Sheriff's Office on October 6, 2004. A neighbor is the last known person who reported seeing PENNIE on the afternoon of October 3rd as he prepared to drive to Oakland, California for an estate hearing; a subject of debate amongst some family members. PENNIE, age 56, reportedly called a relative that night saying he was going to leave in the morning. His pickup was still in his driveway the next morning, unlocked with personal items still inside.
During the days after taking a missing person report, Polk County Sheriff's Office coordinated an extensive ground and air search covering over 53 square miles using dogs, horses, 4-wheelers, and an airplane.
For more than a month, sheriff's detectives worked full-time investigating his disappearance.Detective Burney Krauger, who has known GLENN PENNIE since 1963, continued to investigate the disappearance leading Krauger to contact people in Polk, Marion, and Coos counties, as well as in California. Two years ago, the sheriff's office cold case team continued looking into the case which kept coming back to a possible connection to the estate hearing.
GLENN PENNIE was described as a white male, 5'11", 200 lbs, brownish gray hair and green eyes. He also wore glasses.
Clear Channel Outdoor and Lamar Advertising are donating space on outdoor digital billboards to help raise public awareness about this case. Investigators appreciate their help toward this latest push to solve this case and find GLENN PENNIE.
Polk County Sheriff's Office asks anyone with information to help find GLENN PENNIE and / or identify the person(s) responsible in this case is urged to call (503) 831-5973. Tips, including from those who wish to remain anonymous, may also be submitted on the department's website www.co.polk.or.us/sheriff.
Information will also be posted on a special Facebook page at www.facebook.com/findglennpennie.
The following rewards are offered to help investigators develop new leads:
- A reward of up to $7,000 from private donors is offered for information that leads investigators to find GLENN PENNIE.
- A second reward of up to $5,000 is offered by the FBI for information leading to an arrest and conviction of any person(s) responsible for the disappearance of GLENN PENNIE.
- Crime Stoppers is offering a reward of up to $1,000 for information, reported to Crime Stoppers, that leads to an arrest in this case, or any unsolved felony, and you can remain anonymous to be eligible for this reward. Leave a Crime Stoppers tip online atwww.crimestoppersoforegon.com, text CRIMES (274637) and in the subject line put 823HELP, followed by your tip, or call 503-823-HELP (4357) and leave your tip information. Visithttp://tipsoft.com to download the Crime Stoppers App for the iPhone or Droid.
Photographs of Glenn Pennie and billboard along southbound Interstate 5 near milepost 259provided with this release.