Publix Pitches in, Search for Missing Employee

It's been three weeks since a pregnant Tallahassee woman disappeared. Now one of her employers is upping the reward for any information leading to the discovery of Ali Gilmore.

Publix Supermarkets plan to match the $10,000 already offered by the Tallahassee Police Department, bringing the reward up to $20,000. It's part of a commitment by friends, family and the community to keep Gilmore's name out in the public and keep people looking for her.

A Publix spokesperson says the company is deeply concerned about Gilmore's disappearance, that she is one of their own, and they hope she comes home soon.

Gilmore's disappearance was first noticed when she didn't show up for her jobs at Publix or the Fepartment of Health on February 3. The increased reward means a lot to those who know Gilmore best.

Scarlita Townsend, Gilmore's friend, says, "My heart is just tearfully grateful. At the same time I'm sad because you hear about this happening to other people on the news, but it doesn't hit your front door. But when it does, it makes you glad that this is happening, but sad that it has happened."

Publix says it will continue to work with law enforcement and the community to bring Gilmore home.

Tallahassee police said earlier this week foul play may be involved because of the length of time she's been missing.

This may not be the last time we see the reward go up. Students at A&M, her alma mater, say they plan to raise funds as well.

Anyone with information as to the whereabouts of Ali Gilmore is asked to call the Tallahassee Police.


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