INFORMATION IN GALVESTON CASE
OF ‘LITTLE JACOB’ STILL SOUGHT
Up to $10,000 FBI Reward
TX) – Investigators with the FBI’s Texas City office and the Galveston Police
Department continue to ask for the public’s help in the case of a boy whose
body was found on a Galveston beach almost two months ago.
FBI is offering a reward of up to $10,000 for information that leads to the
identification and location of the family members caring for ‘Little Jacob’.
boy, who investigators believe may be three to five years old, was found
deceased on a Galveston beach on Friday, October 20, 2017. The investigation
into the child’s death is ongoing and nothing has been ruled out at this time,
including accidental death.
heartbreaking that no one has come forward to identify this boy or offer any
clues as to what happened to him,” said Assistant Special Agent in Charge Ed
Michel of the FBI Houston field office.
focus continues to be on identifying the family of ‘Little Jacob’,” said
Galveston Police Captain Josh Schirard.
has to know who they are, who ‘Little Jacob’ is and what happened to him,” he
believe sometime on or about Wednesday, October 18, the family members caring
for the boy may have provided a plausible explanation for the child’s
whereabouts, such as, staying with family or friends out of the area. The
explanation may have also indicated that the child would be away from the
family’s care for an extended period of time.
to the boy’s disappearance, the family members caring for the child may have
indicated that the child caused additional stress on the caregivers due to the
child’s health or behavioral issues.
hope is that we solve Little Jacob’s mystery in time for Christmas. We may be
asking for a Christmas miracle, but I believe in miracles,” said Special Agent
Richard Rennison who is assisting the Galveston Police Department in the case.
The FBI is offering a reward of up to $10,000 for the
successful identification and location of the family members caring for this
young boy at the time of his disappearance. Anyone with information should call
1-800-CALL-FBI or 1-800-225-5324.
FBI “Seeking Information” poster with a composite sketch of the boy can be
viewed and downloaded at www.fbi.gov or www.fbi.gov/Houston. The poster will also
be shared on Twitter @FBIHouston and @miFBIHouston.
Public Affairs Specialist/Community Outreach Coordinator
FBI Houston Field Office