A family is looking for answers after a Dayton woman has gone missing.
The FBI is offering a reward of up to $10,000 for information leading to the whereabouts of Cierra Chapman, Dayton police Maj. Brian Johns said during a news conference Friday afternoon.
News Center 7′s Mike Campbell says Chapman has been missing for six weeks and the fields around the former Madden Golf Course in Dayton is one of many areas searched during the last full-scale outdoor search for clues about her disappearance.
“Cierra is missing,” said Major Johns. “It is very suspicious, we worry very greatly about her, we met with family.”
Campbell says Johns believes the $10,000 reward might go a long way to bring Cierra Chapman home.
Chapman was last seen in the early morning hours on Tuesday, Dec. 27 leaving her ex-boyfriend’s apartment in Trotwood, police said.
She was driving her silver Cadillac, SRX 2014, Ohio plate JVQ8612, when she left the apartment.
Her son and the rest of her large family have not had any contact since that time.
Police said she was headed to her ex-boyfriend’s home in Trotwood for an exchange of possessions after a break-up.
Officers tell News Center 7 they saw her car leaving the apartments but could not determine who was driving. That car was found abandoned in early January in a Middletown neighborhood and Cierra’s belongings were inside including her phone and purse.
The vehicle was recovered on Jewell Avenue in Middletown on Friday, Jan. 6, but Chapman was nowhere to be found, according to police.
“We do know people in the Dayton community know what happened to Cierra,” said Johns. “So far, they have not come forward.”
Campbell reports police have spoken by phone with Chapman’s ex-boyfriend but say he has not responded to their request to come speak with them in person.
They have conducted large searches including one on a Sunday a few weeks ago, searching fields and wooded areas between Dayton and Middletown.
Police and the family will do more for a woman they say was jeopardized by someone else.
“Cierra didn’t just go missing by accident, this was a well-planned event, well-orchestrated,” said Johns. “People in Dayton know what happened to Cierra but they are not coming forward.”
On Saturday morning, dozens of people, including members of DPD and Texas EquuSearch, will be conducting a “very large search” for Chapman.
Police say her disappearance at this time is considered suspicious. They are asking anyone in the area of Jewell Avenue, Shelly Street, and Tytus Avenue of Middletown to check their surveillance camera footage from Dec. 27 from 3-6 a.m. for Chapman’s car as well as those who live along State Route 4.
Anyone with information on Chapman’s whereabouts should contact Dayton Police Department at (937) 333-COPS (937-333-2677) or Crime Stoppers at (937) 222-STOP.
The FBI is offering a reward of up to $10,000 for information leading to the recovery of Cierra Chapman and information that leads to the identification, arrest, and conviction of the person(s) responsible for her disappearance. pic.twitter.com/POlI466yy0
— Dayton Police Dept. (@DaytonPolice) February 10, 2023