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Reward for information in missing teen case raised to $40,000

Thomas Brown and mother, Penny Meek / Source: KFDA Thomas Brown and mother, Penny Meek / Source: KFDA
HEMPHILL COUNTY, TX (KFDA) -

Hemphill County authorities say a reward of $40,000 is now being offered for information regarding Thomas Brown, a Canadian teenager last seen in November.

The Hemphill County Sheriff's Office announced the increased reward, after a large anonymous donation, in a Facebook post Friday

Anyone with information was urged to contact Sheriff Nathan Lewis or Chief Deputy Brent Clapp at 806-323-5326.

MORE: Investigators split on what may have happened to Thomas Brown

Brown, 18, disappeared November 24, 2016. Multiple searches in the area have recovered some personal items, including a backpack and a school-issued laptop, but answers to his whereabouts remain scarce. 

A private investigation firm was hired by the Brown family earlier this year. The group, Klein Investigations and Consulting, issued a statement in March saying they believed "foul play was involved" in Brown's disappearance. 

MORE: Investigation firm: Missing Hemphill Co. teen did not leave willingly | Backpack of missing teen found

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