Fundraiser Launched for Missing UA Student Promises Reward Money for Information
As the search continues for missing University of Alabama student Garrett Walker, his family has launched a fundraiser to reward any new information to his whereabouts.
The 20-year-old student was last seen at approximately 1:15 a.m. Sunday morning leaving the Gray Lady bar on Greensboro Avenue.
The search narrowed starting Monday morning to the area of the Black Warrior River near the Bama Belle dock. Rescue crews comprised of the Tuscaloosa Police Department and Tuscaloosa Fire Rescue Service searched from sun up to sun down.
Walker's phone and an article of his clothing have been recovered along the Tuscaloosa Riverwalk. Tuscaloosa Police Chief Brent Blankley and other city officials gathered on the dock Monday as officers slowly scouted the area in a police boat.
The fundraiser was established Monday by Walker's family in order to collect reward money for anyone with information on his whereabouts. In less than 24 hours, over $31,000 have been raised.
Rescue crews resumed their search at first light Tuesday morning, but as of publishing, no new information has been released.
Police on the scene previously said any updates on the search will come from TPD's public information officer, so stay connected to the Tuscaloosa Thread for more information on this case as soon as it becomes available.