Citrus County Deputies have increased reward money for information about Kenneth Ritchie

CITRUS COUNTY, Fla - For more than a year, Citrus County Sheriff's deputies have been looking for Kenneth Ritchie. 

The 28-year-old disappeared in September 2012.

Richie was reported missing on September 8, 2012.  He was last seen  at a friends house on Mendoza Way in Citrus Springs. 

Deputies say they have followed up on numerous leads but all have been unfounded.  Now, they are turning to the public to help find him and bring him home safely.

Ritchie, who was reported missing by his mother, is described as 5 feet 9 inches tall, weighing 175 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes. Ritchie has three distinctive tattoos: SUMMER appears on his right forearm, RITCHIE on his left forearm and he has a tribal-style tattoo on his left shoulder.

To generate interest in the case, a $2,000 reward is now being offered for information that leads to Ritchie's whereabouts.

If you have information about Ritchie's whereabouts you are urged to contact If anyone has information about Kenneth John Ritchie or his whereabouts, contact Crime Stoppers of Citrus County, Inc., by calling toll free 1-888-ANY-TIPS, texting the word CITRUS plus your tip to 274637 (CRIMES), or visiting www.crimestopperscitrus.com.

Tipsters may remain completely anonymous and may be eligible to receive a cash reward.

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