The question of what happened to Terrance Williams and Felipe Santos nearly a decade ago has never been answered but filmmaker/media mogul Tyler Perry has opened is pockets and is offering up to $100,000 for some answers!
Perry is offering a $25,000 reward for information leading to the discovery of the present whereabouts of Terrance Williams or Felipe Santos, for a total of $50,000.
Additionally, he is offering a $25,000 reward for information which, following an arrest, leads to a final conviction, adjudication or plea of guilty or no contest to a felony crime of causing, contributing to, or facilitating the death of Williams or Santos, for a total of $50,000. (source)
For years, there have been whispers in Naples, Fla., about the men and the last person they were seen with, a police officer who said he dropped off the two men at separate convenience stores and Perry made the announcement during a press conference at the South Regional Library, 8065 Lely Cultural Parkway, Naples, Fla.
Perry was joined by the Rev. Al Sharpton of the National Action Network (NAN) and Ben Jealous, president and CEO of the NAACP. Also attending were Williams’ mother Marcia Williams and Monica Caison of the North Carolina-based CUE Center for Missing Persons, along with Collier County Sheriff Kevin Rambosk and members of the Collier County Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Bureau.
“This is injustice,” said Perry, who throughout a news conference in Naples clutched the hand of Williams’ mother.
“I don’t think this is about race or social status as much as it is about, no matter who we are, we should be outraged that this is happening in America in 2013,” he added, according to video recordings of the event.
Seconds after Perry offered his reward, a man in the audience interrupted, approaching the podium to claim he had information pertinent to the case and feared for his life, according to video of the event.
“Be here for my safety,” said the man, sobbing.
Crime Stoppers says the first tip came in late Thursday night.
While they cannot provide specific details about the tip, they say the call was a direct result following Thursday’s press conference as the caller referenced Tyler Perry.
The tip referenced an incident involving Calkins, former Collier County Sheriff’s Office deputy when he was employed with the sheriff’s office.
Santos and Williams are listed as missing on the Collier County Sheriff’s Office website: www.colliersheriff.org. Information and photographs can be found there by going to the “We Can Help” pull-down tab on the home page and clicking on “Missing Persons.” Information can also be found on the National Center for Missing Adults website www.theyaremissed.org.
Both cases are open investigations, and the investigators encourage anyone who may have information on either Williams or Santos to contact the Collier County Sheriff’s Office at 252-9300, Crime Stoppers at 1-800-780-TIPS (8477), or the Cue Center 24-hour tip line at 910-232-1687.