$50,000 OFFERED TO FIND 7-YEAR-OLD’S ABDUCTOR (Calif. Governor Offers Largest Reward Legally Allowed)

Xiana Fairchild, 7 years old, was reported missing December 9th, 1999 after she failed to come home from school.  A $50,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person who abducted her has been offered by the governor's office.  Her mother, Antoinette Robinson, called Mare Island Elementary School and that's when she learned that Xiana had not shown up at school at all that day.  The mothers' boyfriend, Robert Turnbough, gave police conflicting accounts of the morning Xiana disappeared.  First saying he had dropped her off at her usual school bus stop at 7:30 a.m. but since then, he has stated that she may have walked the three blocks to the stop, as she usually did.  Authorities said they have followed up on more than 800 leads with no significant results.

(Vallejo, California)