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Reward raised to $60,000 for information on missing East Texas girl

A $60,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the recovery of Kayla Gomez Orozco.
A $60,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the recovery of Kayla Gomez Orozco. Courtesy

The reward for information on the whereabouts of a missing 10-year-old girl in Cherokee County was raised to $60,000 Friday, tylerpaper.com reported.

Kayla Gomez Orozco was last seen Tuesday at about 7:30 p.m. at the First Assembly of God church in Bullard, near Tyler in East Texas. An Amber Alert was issued Wednesday morning in her disappearance.

The Cherokee County Crime Stoppers raised the award from $13,000 after a few major donations, tylerpaper.com said.

She is described as Hispanic with black hair and brown eyes, around 4 feet tall and weighs 90 pounds. She was last seen wearing a black shirt with the brand “Racquet and Jog” on it with a peach-colored skirt and is believed to be in immediate danger.

Agencies from all around the state and the FBI have joined forces in the search for Orozco. The community has rallied together in prayer and by leaving their porch lights on in hopes of her return, KLTV.com reported.

Azia Branson: 817-390-7547, @aziabranson

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