Reward totaling more than $20K offered in case of missing man

Reward totaling more than $20K offered in case of missing man

LAFOURCHE PARISH, LA (WVUE) - A reward of more than $20 thousand is being offered for information on a missing Choupic man.

Family members of 31-year-old Chad Michael Babin notified the Lafourche Parish Sheriff's Office of his disappearance on May 3. Patrol deputies, detectives and volunteers from the local fire departments began a search that is continuing in the Choupic area. Sheriff Craig Webre says he does not know if foul play is involved.

Crime Stoppers Bayou Region is offering a reward of up to $1,000 if information provided leads to an arrest in this case. The family and friends of Chad Babin are also privately offering a reward of $22,000 for any information which leads to his discovery. The group says they are only concerned with finding Babin at this point, and so, they indicated the reward is being offered regardless of the circumstances of which he is found.

Sheriff Webre says all tips can be submitted anonymously through Crime Stoppers Bayou Region by calling 1-800-743-7433 or by texting "GIVEATIP" plus your message to 274637. Tips can also be submitted using the TipSubmit Mobile application or online at www.crimestoppersbr.org.

Babin has been missing since Friday,  Detectives say the on-going searches for him have turned up no new leads on Babin's whereabouts.

Babin is described as 5'10" tall, and he weighs around 150 pounds. He has a fair complexion, brown eyes, short brown hair, as well as a goatee and a mustache.

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