The Army has offered a substantial reward for information leading to a missing soldier.
Pvt. Richard Halliday, 21, is a U.S. Army soldier who has gone missing over two months ago. According to the young man’s family, Richard was recently seen in the Mexican city of Ciudad Juárez where he was allegedly “looking pretty bad, even asking for money for food.”
As reported by Stars and Stripes, the soldier was last seen at El Paso’s Fort Bliss base on July 24. Prior to his disappearance, Halliday was allegedly reprimanded by his superiors at the 32nd Army Air and Missile Defense Command after being caught driving under the influence of alcohol.
“During the two days after Pvt.Halliday fled from his escorts on July 24, his unit actively searched on post, notified all access points to Fort Bliss, contacted emergency rooms at local hospitals, notified on-post and community law enforcement, and called phone numbers on file for him,” spokesperson Lt.
Col.Allie Payne said.
Speaking of their son’s disappearance, Robert and Patricia Halliday explained how they “fear that there may have been foul play in his disappearance” even though the Army told them their son had deserted the military.
“We request that the FBI and other appropriate law enforcement agencies conduct an independent, third-party investigation,” the family said in a statement obtained by DailyMail.com
“We would also welcome their collaboration with the Army’s Criminal Investigation Command (CID) process for a more balanced approach.”
As the young soldier’s mother recently also revealed in her social media video, her son had allegedly been spotted begging for food in Mexico near the border with the US.
Following the 21-year-old’s disappearance, the Army has offered a $25,000 reward for information leading to Halliday’s finding on top of the financial reward offered by the soldier’s family.
According to KTSM-TV, the U.S. Consulate in Mexico and Interpol have also joined the search for the missing soldier.
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