The reward for information leading to the arrest of the person who kidnapped a West Philadelphia elementary school student rocketed this afternoon to $75,000.
The five-year-old girl was taken Jan. 14, by a woman posing as her mother, from Bryant Elementary School at 60th Street and Cedar Avenue. She was found before dawn the next morning, clad only in an adult's T-shirt at an Upper Darby playground.
On Thursday, the reward stood at $30,000. The pot swelled by $45,000 today as private donations poured in from Anthony Hardy Williams ($30,000), Local 332 Laborers District Council ($10,000) and the U.S. Marshals ($5,000).