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Reward offered in search for White County "person of interest"

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Jacob Wheeler, 22. Jacob Wheeler, 22.

A special helicopter landed in White County, Illinois to assist in the search for Jacob Wheeler.

Sheriff's deputies are calling him a person of interest in the death of 17-year old Jessica Evans.

Deputies say a helicopter from the Illinois Department of Transportation arrived at the Carmi Airport at 3:30 Friday morning.

The helicopter, with a FLIR heat sensing system, was used to search the area where Wheeler's truck was recovered.

No one was found.

White County Crime Stoppers is offering a $2,000 reward for information leading to the location of Jacob Wheeler.

If you have any information, call (800) 637-3577 or the White County Sheriff's Department at (618) 382-5321.

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