Missing man's family offers $25,000 for his return

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KCRG) -- The Linn County Sheriff's Office is hoping you can help find a missing Walker man.

(Courtesy: Courtney Lee)

Authorities put out a call for help, Friday afternoon. They've been looking into Chris Bagley's disappearance since he was last seen December 14.

Bagley is a father of two young kids. He's been married for about three years. The 31-year-old left his home on December 13. Bagley's wife says he told her he would be back after a bit. Bagley then took off with a person she didn't really know-- leaving his truck and wallet behind.

Authorities said in a news release, Bagley was last seen in the Cedar Rapids area, early the next morning, but deputies are not saying who spotted him.

"I don't know if we know what's happened at this point," said Linn County Sheriff Brian Gardner, Friday. "We have been following up on several leads-- tips that have been phoned into us. We have been re-interviewing some people as well. Right now, we're considering this a missing person's case."

In the two weeks, Bagley has been missing, he's made no phone calls to family, sent no messages, and left behind few clues as to where he may have gone. Loved ones are worried sick.

"The stuff that goes through your head is just crazy," Stewart Bagley said. "It's nuts. I'm still hurting here. But, I have got a lot of rage. A lot of anger. I'm looking to vent it on somebody."

Bagley's dad says family members have come together and raised $25,000 to help find the missing man. Stewart Bagley put out a post two days ago saying the money will be given to anyone that will "deliver Christopher to my door before January 1, 2019 or can personally take me to Christopher's location."

"This is cash," Stewart Bagley said. "There's no loopholes. No nothing. You bring him to my house-- you tell me where I can go pick him up, you message me when I have him-- I'll give you the cash."

Bagley has brown hair. He is five feet, 11 inches tall and weighs about 185 pounds. If you have any information or see Bagley, contact the Linn County Sheriff's Office.