Rewards for Justice – Reward Offer for Information on Kidnapping of Cydney Mizell

The U.S. Department of State’s Diplomatic Security Service, through its Rewards for Justice (RFJ) office, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation are advertising a reward of up to $5 million for information concerning the kidnapping of Cydney Mizell, a humanitarian aid worker who went missing in Afghanistan in 2008.

This RFJ reward offer is for information leading to the location, recovery and return of Ms. Mizell.

On January 26, 2008, Mizell was abducted along with her driver, Muhammad Hadi, by unidentified gunmen in the city of Kandahar, Afghanistan. Mizell and her driver were likely killed by her captors in 2008. She is believed to have been buried in Kandahar or the surrounding area.

At the time of her disappearance, she taught English at Kandahar University and embroidery at a school for girls, and she helped Afghan women develop projects to generate income for their families. She had lived in Kandahar for three years and spoke fluent Pashto.

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