WHEAT RIDGE, Colo. - A reward has doubled to $20,000 for information leading to the location of Leann “Annie” Meyer, a Wheat Ridge woman who vanished more than a month ago.
Wheat Ridge police spokesman John Romero said Tuesday that Meyer’s family notified police that the existing reward had increased by $10,000. US Bank, Meyer's employer, already is offering a reward of $8,000 in conjunction with Crime Stoppers, which is offering a reward of up to $2,000 for information that leads authorities to Meyers.
People with information on Meyer’s whereabouts are asked to call the Wheat Ridge Police Department Tip Line at 303-235-2947. Those wishing to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at 720-913-7867.
Meanwhile, new fliers reminding the public about Meyer's disappearance are going up in Wheat Ridge.
Meyer was last seen Feb. 7 when she left work early, saying she was sick. She was reported missing on March 3.
The new signs have Meyer's picture and say, Annie Meyer, 5'7" tall, 130 pounds, blue eyes Please contact Wheat Ridge Police @ 303-235-2947 or Crime Stoppers 720-913-7867 if you have seen Annie or have any information about her whereabouts since February 07, 2013.
Seven of Meyer's brothers and sisters are coming to Colorado this week. They are planning a public vigil outside Meyer's Wheat Ridge home Saturday at 7:30 p.m. Meyer's home is at 4710 Newland Street in Wheat Ridge.
Meyer's mother believes Annie was taken by force.
"Annie didn't pack and go away. Her luggage was all there," said Annie's mother, Pat Meyer, after going inside Annie's home last week.
Meyer's Rav4 and Toyota pickup truck also disappeared. Both vehicles were found on March 13. The pickup truck was found in a parking lot in the area of West 72nd Avenue and Sheridan Boulevard after police received a tip. The parking lot was about three miles from Meyer's home. The truck had apparently been sold to a man, but Meyer's family didn't know if Meyer had sold it or someone else.
After seeing the report about the pickup truck being found, a woman in Wheat Ridge realized a SUV parked near her home was likely Meyer's missing Rav4. It had been parked there for about ten days. It was found about a mile from Meyer's home, but in the opposite direction from where the truck was found.
Police have searched Meyer's home several times.
They want to interview Annie's roommate, Melissa Miller, but she has refused to meet with investigators. Miller has retained an attorney.
"The roommate is absolutely someone we would've like to talk to, that's not an option," said Cmdr. Dave Pickett, of the Wheat Ridge Police Department. "We're going to have to find out what happen to Leanne Meyer [through] a different route."