UPDATE: BUTLER, Ind. (Indiana's NewsCenter) - A $2,000 reward is now being offered for the safe return of 17-year-old Nita Killian, who police say is likely in the company of a dangerous sex offender.
Killian went missing from her father's Butler apartment three weeks ago, on October 6th. Police believe she is with 26-year-old Bradley Magiera, who was convicted of second degree sexual assault in Michigan in 2007.
If you have any information, please call the Butler Police Department at 260-868-2171. Crimestoppers can also be reached at 260-927-STOP.
BUTLER, Ind. (Indiana's NewsCenter) - A $1,000 reward is being offered for the safe return of 17-year-old Nita Killian, who police say is likely in the company of a dangerous sex offender.
Butler Police have been looking into the disappearance of Killian from her father's apartment on Thursday, October 6th.
Killian's father allegedly refused to let his daughter see 26-year-old Bradley Magiera the night before. The next day, Oct. 6th, the Eastside High School junior called her father at work to let him know that she was ill and would not be going to school that day. However, when he arrived home, Killian was gone. Her parents believe she is likely with Magiera and could be in extreme danger.
Butler Police Chief James Nichols says Magiera stole a vehicle on October 6th as well, but OnStar was able to disable it. No one was with the vehicle when authorities arrived.
Nichols says there have been a few leads in the case that indicate the two may have been camping out in Butler, but planning to head to Kentucky.
The Center for Missing and Exploited Children has also gotten involved, distributing flyers across Indiana and Kentucky.
Magiera is a registered sex offender. In Michigan in 2007, he was convicted of second degree sexual assault against a child under the age of 16. He is also wanted by U.S. Marshals for violating his house arrest.
Magiera could face contributing to the delinquency of a minor charges and more.
Nita Killian is 5'6" tall, 160 lbs., and has brown hair and brown eyes. She has a birthmark on the back of her neck and sometimes wears glasses.
Bradley Magiera is 6' tall, 180 lbs., has green eyes, pierced ears, and a pierced tongue.
Anyone with information is urged to call the Butler Police Department at 260-868-2171. Crimestoppers can also be reached at 260-927-STOP.
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