Reward Reaches $20,000 in Search for Daphne Webb, Missing Oakland Toddler
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Family of missing 22-month-old Daphne Webb gather at a vigil.
The FBI and Oakland Police Department have announced an additional $10,000 reward in the case of missing Oakland toddler Daphne Viola Webb.
Following a previous announcement from Oakland police and Crime Stoppers in July, the reward now stands at $20,000 for any information leading directly to 22-month-old Webb’s whereabouts.
Webb has been missing since the morning of July 10 when her father, 49-year-old John Anthony Webb, allegedly went into a Gazza Supermarket at 7838 International Blvd. in Oakland and left her in the car with his elderly mother, who suffers from dementia. He said, when he returned, the girl was gone.
His 87-year-old mother was unable to provide information to police.
A witness claims to have seen a woman carrying a child matching Daphne’s description down the street from the store where she disappeared. The witness described the woman as being African American or Hispanic with long black, straight hair, between 30 and 40 years old and wearing a light-colored top and jeans.
At the time she disappeared, Daphne was wearing orange two-piece pajamas with pink hearts and pink socks. She is a black female, approximately 2’ tall, 30 pounds, has brown eyes and short, curly, black hair.
Confidential calls and tips can be left anonymously at any time for the FBI at (415) 553-7400 or submitted online at https://tips.fbi.gov
. The Oakland Police Department Missing Persons Unit can also be reached at (510) 238-3352.
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