By Joe Johnson
Oconee County Sheriff Scott Berry on Tuesday announced that a reward was being offered in the case of a county teen who went missing two weeks ago.
The $5,000 reward, partly raised by local citizens, was being offered for information that helps authorities locate 17-year-old Julia Mann.
Mann reportedly disappeared during the night of Feb. 20 from her home off Rocky Branch Road in the Rowan Oak subdivision in Bogart.
The sheriff’s office indicated it was believed that Mann left on her own accord.
Berry did not say whether the teen was in any danger, but on Feb. 26 he made a personal appeal to the teen in a video posted to the Oconee County Sheriff’s Facebook page.
Berry emphasized in the video that the teen was not in any trouble.
“Please call your mama, please call your daddy, call your grandparents,” the sheriff said.
The sheriff added that if Mann would not feel comfortable talking to those people or others she knew, she could call him.
“Let’s get you home,” Berry said. “Let’s make sure you’re safe and we’ll take excellent care of you.”
Mann was described as a white female who was 5 feet, 3 inches tall and 100 pounds.
Anyone with information as to her whereabouts is asked to call (706) 769-3945 or to contact Investigator Sanders at firstname.lastname@example.org.