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Tyler Perry offers reward for cases in FL with a Wilmington connection

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NAPLES, FL (WECT) - For eight years volunteers with the CUE Center for Missing Persons in Wilmington, have traveled back and forth to Naples, FL.

They tell us, they're trying to help figure out what happened to teenagers Terrance Williams and Felipe Santos, who were both last seen getting into a deputy's car.

Thursday, Tyler Perry and Al Sharpton held a news conference in Florida trying to bring attention to those cases.

Perry is offering a $100,000 reward for anyone who has information. 

According to Monica Caison with the CUE Center, Perry reached out to her after seeing her in the media talking about the cases.

She believes, the cases have not made national news, because of the missing teens' race.

Caison was at Thursday's news conference. Before she left for Florida, we talked with her about what it means to have Perry's support.

"We're very excited about him keeping his promise, wanting to help. He reached out to us, wanting to help with Terrance Williams. There's never been a reward for Terrance. So we hope with Tyler Perry putting up a reward it will bring in some information and put pressure in the right places." Said Monica Caison, founder of the CUE Center for Missing Persons. 

Steven Calkins the deputy who allegedly last saw the teens alive, has since been fired from the Collier County sheriff's office for not cooperating with the investigation. 

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