Family offers $10K reward for safe return of missing 25-year-old woman

Investigators following up on leads in Jordan Cooper's disappearance

By Destiny McKeiver - Multi-media journalist , Francine Frazier - Senior web editor

KEYSTONE HEIGHTS, Fla. - Nearly two weeks after a 25-year-old woman disappeared from Keystone Heights, her grandparents announced that her family is offering a $10,000 reward for her safe return.

Jordan Cooper, who has the mental capacity of a young teenager, was last seen Nov. 25 near her home in the Keystone Heights area of Clay County.

“I don't see her running away. She's really reclusive. I don't see her going away on her own will,” Cooper's grandmother, Sharon Cooper, said. “I don't think she's a runaway at all. I think for whatever reason somebody took her.”

Jordan Cooper's grandfather, Thomas “Jack” Cooper, said her loved ones can't help but fear the worst, even as they pray for the best.

“If you're looking, there's always somebody that sees something. And if they'll report it, this will come together for a happy ending, or a better ending than what we have right now,” Jack Cooper said. “Somebody knows, and if somebody can report that, that's what the reward's for. No strings attached. Just find her.”

Jack Cooper said the $10,000 is a private reward being offered by the family, and it's possible the amount could grow if some organizations or individuals who have offered assistance step forward.

Cooper flyer

The family has posted flyers with pictures of Jordan Cooper, advertising the reward.

“We just hope that someone will see her and recognize that and get in touch with us. We'll go wherever she is to get her,” Sharon Cooper said. “I want help finding Jordan. If anyone has seen her or knows anything about her, where she is, we just want her back.”

Investigators scoured the woods of Little Rain Lake Park using ATVs, K-9 teams and a helicopter as they searched for Cooper.

On Monday, investigators announced that they were scaling the search back and focusing instead on following leads.

Cooper's grandparents are hoping the family's reward will generate even more of those tips and lead to Cooper's discovery.

Investigators said they will continue to follow up on any leads that come in until Cooper is found.

“They're doing all they can,” Jack Cooper said.

Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Wes Smith at 904-213-6671, email him at bsmith@claysheriff.com or contact the Sheriff's Office directly at 904-264-6512.

An additional tip line has also been set up at 352-473-7211.

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