Family of Augusta twins missing since 1990 announce reward into case

The family of Dannette and Jeannette Millbrook has announced a reward of up to $8,000 for more information regarding the 1990 missing twins’ case.

 

The reward is for more information leading to their remains and possible whereabouts.

The 15-year-olds went missing March 18, 1990 after they left their Cooney Circle home in Augusta to collect money from their godfather for bus fare. The girls were reported to have stopped at their older sister’s home and a nearby Pump-n-Shop gas station and convenience store before they disappeared.

The family notified Richmond County authorities following the disappearance, but the case closed improperly a little over a year following their reports. The sheriff’s office reopened the case in 2013.

A podcast, The Fall Line, was launched in June during which two Atlanta podcasters spoke with the family and detailed their struggles and need to find answers.

On Aug. 25, the family met with the sheriff’s office and, with the help of podcasters Brooke Hargrove and Laurah Norton, raised the reward for the case. A YouCaring account remains active. As of Dec. 11 it has raised $3,002. Its goal was $2,977 .

Shanta Sturgis, the missing twins’ sister, said reward flyers should be posted in and around surrounding areas in upcoming weeks. Her hope is that the community helps with efforts to get closure for her family.

“Its been a long time, its been 27 years that nobody has heard from these girls,” she said. “But money talks and if you offer money it’s a way for somebody to come out of the woodwork and (share) the right information that they need.”

 

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