FBI Reward For Missing Teen, Jacob Caldwell, Who Saw Father Murdered

The FBI believes that Jacob Caldwell may no longer be in Ohio, and he may have a new look and identity. They believe someone knows where he is.

March 14, 2018

Jacob Caldwell [Missing Poster/Handout]

Jacob Caldwell [Missing Poster/Handout]

By: Catherine Townsend
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DAYTON, OH — The FBI has announced a $15,000 reward for information leading to the recovery of a 14-year-old who allegedly witnessed the murder of his father.

Sugarcreek Township police Chief Michael Brown held a press conference Thursday afternoon to discuss the status of missing boy Jacob Caldwell. Brown says they have exhausted all leads trying to find Jacob, and stated that the boy's mother has not cooperated with the search for her son.

Jacob is 14 years old, and is described as being white with blonde hair and blue eyes. He is five feet two inches tall, and weighs approximately 100 pounds. Although the FBI believes that Jacob may no longer be in Ohio, and he may have a new look and identity. They believe someone knows where he is.


Jacob witnessed the murder of his father, Robert Caldwell, in August 2017 in Riverside, Ohio. Six people have been indicted in connection with Caldwell's death.
Sterling H. Roberts, 34; and Tawnney M. Caldwell, 33; have both been charged with murder. Others charged were Chance P. Deakin, 25; Christopher C. Roberts, 30; James T. Harmon, 55; and Chandra D. Harmon, 54; according to a media release.

According to the six-count indictment, from August 1 to August 5, Sterling Roberts cyberstalked Robert Caldwell via cell phone through the assistance of Tawnney Caldwell,” the press release reads. The firearm used in Robert Caldwell’s murder was possessed illegally by Sterling Roberts, who “traveled interstate" in order to stalk and murder Caldwell, according to the FBI.

The charges against Tawnney Caldwell, Deakin, Christopher Roberts, and James Harmon relate to aiding and abetting the illegal gun possession.

Authorities have asked anyone with information about Jacob's location to call (937) 310-3200 or visit online at tips.fbi.gov.

If you are in search of a missing person, make sure to enter their information into the database of the National Missing and Unidentified Persons System.

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