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$10K reward offered in case of Disney employee missing since 2017, FDLE says

Posted at 12:44 PM, Dec 26, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-26 12:45:52-05

LAKELAND, Fla. — Authorities are hoping a $10,000 reward will help them solve the case of a Disney employee who has been missing for two years.

Brian Klecha, 35, was last seen on Dec. 27, 2017 at the MidFlorida Credit Union in Auburndale, according to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.

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"He has ties to Orange, Polk and Hillsborough counties and was an employee of the Disney Corporation," the FDLE said in a release. "Mr. Klecha did not leave or go missing on his own and (we) believe he may have been the victim of domestic or drug abuse."

Klecha's Jeep was found abandoned on State Road 618 in Tampa at the Morgan Street exit on Feb. 11, 2018. Investigators said they believe the Jeep had been involved in a car accident a few days earlier.

“After two years, we continue to work leads in this case, but we need more information. Someone knows what happened to Brian or where he is now, and we won’t stop until we know,” said FDLE Tampa Bay Special Agent in Charge Mark Brutnell. “We are asking anyone with information about Brian Klecha to please contact Crime Stoppers of Tampa Bay at 800-873-TIPS (8477).”

A $10,000 reward is being offered by Klecha's family, Crime Stoppers of Tampa Bay and FDLE for information leading to the identification and arrest of the unknown suspect(s) involved in Klecha's missing persons case.

Klecha is a white male who is 6 feet tall, weighs 180 pounds and has blonde hair and blue eyes.

If you have information about the disappearance of Brian Edward Klecha, please contact Crime Stoppers of Tampa Bay at 800-873-TIPS (8477). Tips can remain anonymous. To be eligible for the full reward, you must contact Crime Stoppers of Tampa Bay.