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Anne Arundel Police offer $10,000 reward for information on two critically missing teens

Posted at 1:23 PM, Oct 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-18 17:17:38-04

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — On Friday, the Anne Arundel Police Department announced a $10,000 reward for information resulting in two missing persons being located.

The first missing person is Javier Rodriguez, who has been missing since August 7, 2015. Rodriguez, who was 16 years old at the time, was last seen leaving the Burger King on West Street in Annapolis. According to police, he had just finished his shift on August 6, 2015 and was still wearing his uniform. He left Burger King on a skateboard and has not been seen or heard from since.

The second missing person is David Rivera, who has been missing since August 30, 2017. Like Rodriguez, Rivera was also 16 years old at the time of his disappearance. However, Rivera was last seen by his mother in their home, which was in the 200 block of Janwall Street in Annapolis, at 10 a.m. on August 29, 2017.

He was last seen wearing a hooded sweatshirt, blue jeans and New Balance sneakers. Rivera has not been seen or heard from since that day.

At Friday morning's conference, it was said that Anne Arundel County detectives believe that several people within Rodriguez and Rivera's communities have information, but are too afraid to come forward. Police are hoping that this announcement will encourage them to talk to the police.

Anyone with any information is asked to either call the Homicide/Missing Persons Unit at (410) 222-4731 or call the tip line at (410) 222-4700. If you would like to give information in Spanish, please call Captain Jose Cruz-Miranda at (410) 222-0786.