Fisherman’s Wharf in Port Clinton collecting donations to assist with funeral for Harley Dilly

Fisherman’s Wharf in Port Clinton collecting donations to assist with funeral for Harley Dilly

CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - Reward donations gathered for Harley Dilly reached more than $20,000 over the four weeks the 14-year-old was missing.

Dilly was found in the chimney of a house across the street from his home on Monday.

Now, the funds will go toward funeral expenses for the family.

Marc Wolfe, with the Fisherman’s Wharf, is working with Port Clinton Police Chief Rob Hickman to reach out to individuals and family members who donated and ask them what they want to do with their money.

Wolfe said anyone who wants their money back, “I’ll mail them a personal check.”

So far, he’s had an outpouring of support.

So here we go.... normally we here at the wharf are not for a loss of words... This is all shooting from the hip..... ...

Posted by Fisherman's Wharf, Port Clinton, Ohio on Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Dilly’s death was ruled by police and the coroner as accidental.

Copyright 2020 WOIO. All rights reserved.