A Lubbock business is offering $1,000 as a reward for information leading to Zoe Campos, a Lubbock woman who was reported missing more than 3 1/2 years ago.
Crown Point Health Suites will host an announcement and check presentation event just after noon Friday at its facility in the 6600 block of Iola Avenue.
Zoe’s mother, Melinda Campos, and her aunt, Rachel Morales - who works for Crown Point - will present the check to Lubbock Police Detective Adam Freeman at the event, according to a statement from Crown Point.
“This weekend marks Crown Point’s sixth anniversary and we wanted to show appreciation to the community,” Crown Point co-founder Rick Rubble said in a statement. “Since Rachel works here, we felt this would be an
especially meaningful way to do so.”
He added: “We appreciate the tremendous efforts of the Lubbock Police Department with this case, especially police chief Greg Stevens and detective Freeman. We hope this increase in the reward will lead to someone with knowledge of the case stepping forward and sharing what they know.”
No suspects have been named in the case, but Lubbock police have periodically made public appeals for Crime Line tips leading to information about her disappearance or whereabouts.
On Nov. 17, 2013, Lubbock police say Zoe, then 18 years old, went missing after leaving her apartment in the 3500 block of 50th Street, according to A-J Media archives.
The day she went missing, Zoe was last seen on surveillance video with her sister at Copper Caboose Restaurant, 5609 Ave. Q.
Afterward, officials say the two went back to Zoe’s apartment, the last time a family member saw her.
A few hours later, at 1:30 a.m., Zoe’s mother received a text message from Zoe telling her she was on her way to pick her up from work, but she never arrived. The release states investigators were able to track the location of where the text was sent to the area of Lowrey Field near South-Central Lubbock.
Three days later, Zoe’s aunt spotted her car, a silver 1997 Lincoln Town Car, being driven by an unknown male.
“She immediately began to follow the car,” a Lubbock police news release from late last year states, “but lost sight of the vehicle. A short while later, the car was found abandoned at Driftwood Apartments at 5501 Utica Ave.”
In a previous interview, Melinda Campos told A-J Media the person was observed wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt as he ran away.
The driver remains unidentified.
Zoe was described as having brown hair and brown eyes, about 5 feet tall and weighing about 100 pounds.
Anyone with information is urged to call Crime Line at (806) 741-1000 or Detective Freeman at 775-2415.