Provo Police announced over Facebook that a private individual and a local business have donated $5,000 each to increase the reward for information leading to the discovery of Elizabeth Salgado to $15,000.
Salgado disappeared on April 16 while walking home from Nomen Global Language School, located on Center Street in Provo. Salgado’s parent’s believe she was kidnapped. Provo Police believe it is highly likely that she knew her kidnapper, since she had only been in Provo for a few weeks.
Lt. Brandon Post, Provo Police public information officer, said they would not release the names of the donors to assure that the police can properly and efficiently investigate any information regarding the whereabouts of Salgado. Post also said police had subpoenaed Salgado’s social media and financial records, showing that she has not used either since the day of her disappearance.
Salgado’s parents came to Provo from Chiapas, Mexico, on a two-week humanitarian visa. They arrived on April 30 and spoke to the media, expressing their gratitude to the community for the search efforts.
Anyone with any information is urged to call the police immediately at 801-852-7307.