Reward Offered in Hopes of Finding Va. Hiker

By: Virginia AP Email
By: Virginia AP Email

VERONA, Va. (AP) -- The family of a missing Virginia hiker is offering a $25,000 reward for information leading to his whereabouts.

Robert "Bobby" Fitzgerald went missing on Shenandoah Mountain last November. The News Leader ( ) reports that a representative of his family said Thursday in Verona Fitzgerald's mother wants an answers about her son's disappearance.

Described as an experienced hiker and runner, Fitzgerald was believed to be hiking on the mountain when he lost his cell phone and a shirt. He went looking for them the next day and was reported missing days later when he failed to show up for his job in Stuarts Draft.

Augusta County Sheriff Randy Fisher searchers exhausted every inch of the trail. Dogs and searchers on horses and foot have found no sign of Fitzgerald. is happy to provide a forum for commenting and discussion. Please respect and abide by the house rules:

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