Anonymous donor offers $50,000 reward in Adam Herrman case

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An anonymous donor is trying to bring more attention to a cold case investigation.

Adam Herrman was 11 years old when he disappeared in Towanda in May 1999. Authorities learned he was missing in 2008 when his adoptive sister came forward.

According to his foster parents, Doug and Valerie Herman, the boy ran away in 1999. After several searches and still no sign of Adam, authorities began treating the case as a possible death investigation. His foster parents became suspects.

Prosecutors later charged the Herrmans with felony theft for collecting adoption subsidies for several years after he disappeared. They were convicted in 2011.

Five years after authorities became aware of his disappearance, there still hasn't been a break in the case.

Today, Butler County Sheriff Kelly Herzet said an anonymous donor has come forward to offer a $50,000 cash reward for information in the case.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Butler County Sheriff's Office at (316) 322-4257 or (866) 484-5924.

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