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Baltimore Police, FBI offering $25K reward for woman who went missing while pregnant

Posted at 9:37 AM, Nov 07, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-07 17:26:45-05

The Baltimore Police Department and the FBI announced a $25,000 reward for information regarding Akia Shawnta Eggleston, who went missing when she was eight months pregnant. 

The two law enforcement agencies, as well as the family, held a press conference Tuesday morning releasing the latest details. 

Baltimore Police said Eggleston, 22, was reported missing exactly six months ago when she did not show up to her baby shower.

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She was last seen on May 3, 2017, in the Inner Harbor, and was reported missing on May 7. Police then looked at her social media, phone, bank statements and more, not seeing any activity since she went missing. 

On Tuesday, police also said there is no investigative lead showing she left on her own, and there are no overt signs of foul play. At this point their leads have gone cold, which is why they are offering the reward, hoping it will encourage someone to give helpful information. 

Her family also spoke on Tuesday saying that Eggleston has a 3-year-old who is asking for her, and they want closure from this horrible incident. 

"It is not one person's life we are worrying about, it is two peoples lives," said Shawn Wilkinson, Akia Eggleston's stepfather. 

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If you have any information concerning this case, please contact the FBI's Baltimore Field Office at (410) 265-8080, the Baltimore City Police Department at (410) 396-2499, your local FBI office, or the nearest American Embassy or Consulate.