Police Following Tips On Missing Fort Morgan Teen

Reward For Kayla Chadwick Grows To $7,500

Fort Morgan Police continue their investigation into a missing 17-year-old Fort Morgan girl, and are still asking for the public’s help.

Investigators say there has been no breakthrough in the 34-day search for Kayla Chadwick, a senior at Fort Morgan High School.

Chadwick was reported missing from the Fort Morgan area in the area of the 19500 block of County Road R.7, East 8th Avenue. She was last seen in the late evening hours of March 27 walking home from that location but she never arrived.

Police have investigated dozens of tips since her disappearance, aided by the Morgan County Sheriff's Department and FBI.

Chadwick had recently been involved in a physical argument with her boyfriend, according to police. The boyfriend has been interviewed and is cooperating with the investigation, they said.

The reward for information in the case has risen to $7,500, with $7,000 of that amount from private donations and a $500 reward from Crimestoppers.

"This has been a very frustrating case for the family, community and police," said Fort Morgan Police Chief Keith Kuretich. "In fact, the community has been very responsive and has been assisting in doing searches around Fort Morgan and Morgan County since Kayla’s disappearance."

Chadwick was last seen wearing blue jeans, a plaid shirt covering a black lace spaghetti strap shirt, and black shoes. She was described as 5 feet, 5 inches tall and weighing 135 pounds, having red hair with black tips and brown eyes.

Kuretich said he hopes to continue to add additional ways for the public to send tips to law enforcement. The local Crime Stoppers telephone line is 970-542-3411 or anyone with information can call the police department at 970-867-5678. Tipsters can also report anonymously through Crimestoppers by going to www.cityoffortmorgan.

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