Family members of the woman and her three boys missing from Aurora since Feb. 15 announced Thursday they are offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the boys' safe return.
The boys' grandmother, Tara Selman of Geneva, is offering the reward in hopes of finding 4-year-old Quincy Collins, 2-year-old Oliver Collins and 1-year-old Spencer Collins, and their mother, 29-year-old Laureth "Laurie" May.
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"We want to remind people that they're out there and we really want them home," Selman said. "We felt that it was one way to make sure that people don't forget the picture of Laurie and her three boys."
The boys all are black with fair skin, black hair and brown eyes. Quincy is 4 feet tall and weighs about 40 pounds, while Oliver and Spencer Collins both are about 2 feet tall and 30 pounds. They last were seen about 4 a.m. Feb. 15 all wearing pajamas.
One month after May left her Aurora home with her three sons, police say there is no indication where they might be. The investigation continues, but Aurora police have no solid leads as to their whereabouts, spokesman Dan Ferrelli said.
"It's a baffling case," he said.
Selman, who is May's mother, said she also has no hunches about where her daughter and grandsons might be.
"I just cannot fathom where she could be that no one has seen her," Selman said. "They are a noticeable little family with the three boys being so young."
May and the boys had lived with the boys' father, who is May's fiance, in Aurora for about three years, Selman said. May and the man have been a couple for 10 years.
May's fiance is "absolutely cooperating" with police, Ferrelli said.
Anyone with information is asked to call Aurora police at (630) 256-5500 or attorney Mark D. Brent of the Drendel & Jansons Law Group in Batavia at (630) 406-5440 or firstname.lastname@example.org to possibly qualify for the reward.