Reward in Adam Herrman case increased to $100,000

EL DORADO, Kansas – The reward is up to $100,000 for solving the 1999 disappearance of an 11-year-old southeast Kansas boy whose adoptive parents never reported him missing.

Butler County Sheriff Kelly Herzet discussed the case of Adam Herrman in El Dorado.

The boy disappeared in 1999 from the family’s Towanda home in southeast Kansas but wasn’t reported missing until 2008. He remains the subject of a missing person investigation.

Authorities didn’t learn he was missing until late 2008, when his older sister contacted authorities.

His adoptive parents, Doug and Valerie Herrman, were convicted in 2011 for receiving state adoption subsidies after he went missing.

In December, an anonymous donor put up a $50,000 cash reward toward solving the case.

Today, the sheriff announced the reward in the case increased to $100,000.


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