Family still holding out hope for return of missing teen

Last Updated: Thursday, March 08, 2018

It's been six months since Jabez Spann went missing in Manatee County and his family hasn't stopped holding out hope that he'll return home. 

The teenager went missing on Sept. 4, 2017. Spann turned 15 a few months later on Dec. 13. 

Investigators say they are positive someone in the community knows what happened to the teenager. 

A $50,000 reward is being offered for information with help from FDLE and the FBI. 

Spann's family says they still continue to search for the young teen on a daily basis. 

"It's not over, and we're going to find him. That's it. I mean whether anybody wants to talk or not, he's going to come home one way or another," Spann's mother, Tawana Spann, said. 

She has already started a foundation in Jabez's name, with the funds going to the parents of missing children.