$20K reward for ‘safe return’ of missing girl

A $20,000 reward is being offered for the safe return of 12-year-old Maria Gomez-Perez.

Anonymous citizens are providing the reward money as the Hall County Sheriff’s Office
(HCSO) continues to search for Maria, who was last seen at her home on Westside Drive in
Gainesville May 29. She was reported missing the following day.

“We hope this reward money prompts someone who knows something about Maria’s
whereabouts to come forward,” said Sheriff Gerald Couch. “Our investigators and
investigative partners are following every lead they get, but so far, none of those leads have
led us to Maria. The concerned citizens providing this reward want what we want – for
Maria to return home safe.”

Any tips regarding Maria’s disappearance should go to HCSO’s Special Investigations Unit
at 770-503-3232 or [email protected]. Tips may also be phoned in to 911 or Hall
County Dispatch at 770-536-8812.