CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - Port Clinton police shared a new photo of Harley Dilly that was taken just over a month before he disappeared.
In the photo, which shows the 14-year-old boy shoveling snow, Dilly is seen in the same maroon coat he was reportedly wearing when he went missing on Dec. 20, 2019.
The search for Dilly is now in its 18th day.
As of Monday afternoon, Port Clinton police said the reward for information leading to Dilly’s location increased again, now topping more than $17,000.
Reward money has been donated from residents in the Port Clinton community, as well as several local and state groups.
Dilly’s disappearance has left many Port Clinton parents concerned for the safety of their own children.
Allison Zam said, “a lot of people [are] driving their kids around when they would usually walk before. It’s on our minds. [We’re] making them check in a little more diligently than maybe we would’ve before.”
Theressa Harloub used to let her granddaughter walk home from the bus. “She used to just walk up the street up the sidewalk by herself.” But now, that’s changed. She said now, “we watch her get off the bus. We make sure she gets off and gets home.”
Police said Dilly was last seen when he left his home for school between 6 a.m. and 7 a.m. on Dec. 20, 2019, but he never arrived to class.
Port Clinton Police Chief Rob Hickman previously emphasized that Dilly’s parents have fully cooperated with the investigation.
“The Dilly’s entire life has been and continues to be scrutinized on social media, their ONLY concern right now is that HARLEY is returned to them safely,” the sheriff wrote on Facebook.
At least 17 state, local, and federal law enforcement agencies have assisted in the search for Dilly.
Hickman said tips have come in from across the country, but none of them have led to the boy’s discovery.
Anyone with information regarding Dilly’s location is asked to call police immediately.