The Thousand Oaks City Council on Tuesday is expected to approve a $1,000 contribution for a reward fund set up to help find a Thousand Oaks family whose plane disappeared nearly two months ago.
A $25,000 fund already has been set up by friends and family of K. Reed Harrison, an attorney and former city planning commissioner, his wife, Judith, and their 18-year-old daughter, Julie. The three, who were traveling together in a plane piloted by Reed Harrison, have been missing since July 25.
They were returning from a family reunion in Roosevelt, Utah, when their single-engine Beechcraft Bonanza disappeared, authorities said. Since then, the Civil Air Patrol, an auxiliary of the Air Force, has conducted hundreds of searches in Utah, Nevada, Arizona and California.
“It’s such a tragedy,” said Councilman Frank Schillo. “If they have perished, we want to know that with some definitiveness.”
And if the reward will “encourage people to go out there to go look and go find them,” he said, “then it will be better for everyone.”