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Concert Raises $5,000 for Reward Fund for Info on Missing Iowa Boy

This undated photo provided by the Iowa Department of Public Safety shows Xavior Harrelson. Harrelson, who vanished from a rural Iowa trailer park in Montezuma, Iowa, days before his 11th birthday, is still missing a week later, as state and federal investigators continue to look into what happened to him. (Iowa Department of Public Safety via AP)

(Radio Iowa) About 200 people attended a concert in Grinnell last (Tuesday) night to help raise money for the reward fund for Xavior Harrelson of Montezuma, who’s been missing since May 27. Joy VanLandschoot of Brooklyn is the organizer of Mollie’s Movement, a group that helps locate missing people. She says over five-thousand dollars was raised.

“I didn’t have a specific number I was expecting, but any amount is wonderful to bring awareness for finding Xavior,” she says. Last (Tuesday) night’s tally would raise the reward fund to more than 30-thousand for information on finding Xavior.

“We haven’t heard anything,” Vanlandschoot says. “We just hope that this will get tips in…or someone will see Xavior or remember something.” A representative of the missing boy’s family read a statement during the concert, describing Xavior as helpful, kind, funny and always happy and thanking people helping in the search.

(Joe Lancello, KBOE, Oskaloosa)


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