KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Federal Bureau of Investigation is offering a $5,000 reward for anyone who can provide information on the whereabouts of a Kansas City teen who has been missing for over a month.
The Kansas City division of the FBI is working with Kansas City police in the search for 13-year-old Jayden Robker.
The Kansas City Crime Commission is also offering a separate $2,000 reward in the case.
Robker was last seen in the area of Northwest Plaza Drive and Northwest Plaza Avenue around 3 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 2.
He was last seen wearing a green camouflage hoodie, grey sweatpants and black Puma tennis shoes while riding his black razor skateboard. His family said he was headed to the QuikTrip gas station off NW Englewood Road.
Robker’s family hopes these reward offers will lead to his safe return.
“A lot of people who might know something don’t want to get involved for one reason or another,” Susan Deaden, Robker’s aunt, said. “He’s been gone a month and wasn’t a street smart kiddo who could be surviving out on the street. He was an innocent kid who loved his Pokemon cards.”
Police are hopeful the reward money will yield answers. Kevin Boehm, a spokesperson for the KC Crime Commission, said detectives are hopeful for quick information to keep this trail from growing cold.
“There are a lot of leads coming in that could take this in a different direction. We just don’t know. Detectives are looking for any amount of information that could help them out,” Boehm said.
Boehm said detectives hope for information from skateboard enthusiasts living off NW Englewood Road since Robker is said to be a skater. Police have spread news of his disappearance across schools in the Northland as well.
Anyone with information on Robker’s whereabouts is asked to call the FBI’s Kansas City Field Office at (816) 512-8200 or Kansas City Crime Stoppers at (816) 474-TIPS.