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Reward offered in case of missing Rankin County man

Skylar Burnley.....Source: RCSD Skylar Burnley.....Source: RCSD
RANKIN COUNTY, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

The family of missing Rankin County man, Skylar Burnley, has donated at $10,000 reward for information about his whereabouts.

Anyone with information that could help lead to the location of Burnley or an arrest in this case would be eligible for a reward. 

Burnley has not been seen since 10 a.m. on Friday and the last two people known to have seen 27-year-old Burnley alive, are now under arrest.

He was last seen with two people searching a wooded area for a stolen pick up truck, owned by a man named Travis Brewer, when he disappeared

Burnley reportedly called his 92-year-old grandmother on Thursday night saying he would be late. 

He was supposed to meet his mother on Friday morning to help her move, but did not show up.

Investigators say on Saturday morning at 1 am, Brewer reported his pickup truck had been stolen, then recovered.  

He claimed a man who lived with him took it and the truck broke down on I-20 in Pearl.

But he also told Rankin County authorities that Burnley was missing.

Brewer told authorities his cell phone had been in the truck.  

"They were out there because when the truck was stolen Mr. Brewer's cell phone was in it and that's what lead them to that location," said Rankin County Sheriff's Chief Investigator Raymond Duke. 

Brewer and his girlfriend, Amanda Morris, were questioned on Saturday and then released. Investigators said the pair had conflicting stories. 

"We know that we are getting some false statements made to us," added Duke. "We are just not sure how those false statements are affecting the case or where those false statements may be leading us that we don't need to be at this time."

Investigators served a search warrant at their home on Cedarbrook Drive on Sunday.  

They were looking for cell phones that belonged to the couple but they uncovered more than they expected.  

"We found needles, syringes and rolling papers," said the investigator, adding that meth use was very possible.

The couple's 4-year-old child was not at home. She was at a relative's house and now is in DHS custody.

There was an unusual twist in the case. Facing misdemeanor drug paraphernalia charges, unrelated to Burnley's disappearance, Brewer and Morris have a

hefty bond of $100,000 each.  

If anyone has any information about this case, please call Crime Stoppers at 601-355-TIPS(8477) or submit a tip online

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