AMERICAN FORK, Utah, April 3, 2018 (Gephardt Daily) — A reward offered for information on the whereabouts of Jerika Alvey Binks, missing from American Fork since Feb. 18, has been increased from $5,000 to $10,000.
Binks’ family, along with Fast Gas Convenience Stores and an anonymous donor, are offering the reward for successful help in finding her or for details that lead to the arrest and conviction of anyone involved with her disappearance, according to information from a Facebook page dedicated to finding her.
Binks, 24, was last seen at about 9 a.m. in the area of 300 N. 1100 E. (North Utah County Boulevard) in American Fork. She had been staying at a residential treatment center.
Police believe she may have gone for a run that morning. Since she left, there has been no activity from her phone or on her bank account. Binks left all her belongings behind except for her phone, including her wallet and ID, a statement from the Utah County Sheriff’s Office said.
Family and volunteer searches of the area have failed to turn up any leads. Members of the Utah County Sheriff’s Office Search & Rescue team have also used air assets and ground crews, including K-9s, to search, without success.
Binks is described as white, 5 feet 4 inches, 120 pounds, with brown hair and eyes. Foul play has not been ruled out.
Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Pratt with the Utah County Sheriff’s Office at 801-851-4013, or Utah Valley Dispatch at 801-794-3970.