The U.S. Department of State’s Diplomatic Security Service, through its Rewards for Justice office, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation are advertising reward offers of up to $5 million each for information concerning the kidnappings of Mark Randall Frerichs and Paul Edwin Overby, Jr. who both disappeared in Afghanistan.
The RFJ reward offers are for information leading to the location, recovery and return of Mr. Frerichs or Mr. Overby.
Paul Overby was last seen in Khost, Afghanistan, near the border with Pakistan, in mid-May of 2014. At the time of his disappearance, he was conducting research for a book he was writing, and it appeared that he planned to cross the border into Pakistan to pursue his work.
Mark Frerichs was kidnapped in early February 2020. At the time of his kidnapping, he resided in Kabul. He moved to Afghanistan in approximately 2010 and worked on construction projects throughout the country.
The Rewards for Justice Program is administered by the U.S. Department of State’s Diplomatic Security Service. Since its inception in 1984, the program has paid in excess of $150 million to more than 100 people who provided actionable information that helped bring terrorists to justice or prevented acts of international terrorism worldwide. Follow RFJ on Twitter at https://twitter.com/RFJ_USA.
If anyone has information about the kidnapping of Mark Frerichs or Paul Overby, please contact the Rewards for Justice office via the website at: www.rewardsforjustice.net; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; or contact the Regional Security Officer at the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate. Individuals may also submit information to the FBI at tips.fbi.gov.
All information will be kept strictly confidential.