• Julia Mann, 17, was last reportedly seen near her home in Watkinsville, Georgia, on Feb. 20
  • Investigators said they suspect she may have run away but have not found any physical or digital trace of Julia
  • The Oconee County Sheriff's Office is offeringa $20,000 reward for anyone that helps ensure Julia's safe return

Police in Georgia asked for the public’s help Tuesday in the search for a teen who has a $20,000 reward for her safe return.

Julia Mann, 17, was last reportedly seen in Watkinsville on Feb. 20 when she left her family’s home alone and “of her own accord.” Her family contacted the Oconee County Sheriff's Office when they were unable to get in contact with her and police issued a missing person alert. Police said they were unsure why she hasn’t returned but said investigators suspect she may have run away.

However, investigators have been unable to find any digital or physical trace of Mann.

The Oconee County Sheriff's Office search has been aided by other local and state agencies around Georgia who have also contributed to the reward. Helicopter and K-9 units have been deployed to areas surrounding Watkinsville.

As the search carried on, Sheriff Scott Berry said law enforcement would be offering a reward to anyone that helps facilitate her safe return. It was initially set at around $7,000 before jumping to $10,000 and then to $20,000.

Mann is listed at 5-foot-3 and about 100 pounds with blondish hair. Police did not have a description of what she was reportedly wearing the day she disappeared.

The Oconee County Sheriff's Office is asking anyone with information to immediately contact the department or their local police.

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