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Port Clinton students return to school without Harley Dilly

Posted at 8:08 AM, Jan 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-06 08:08:38-05

PORT CLINTON, Ohio — On Monday, students at Port Clinton will head back to school for the first time since their classmate Harley Dilly went missing.

Fourteen-year-old Harley disappeared more than two weeks ago, and since then, police and rescue teams have searched 150 acres of land around Port Clinton.

As the search continues for the teenager, counselors will be on hand Monday to help students and staff cope with his disappearance.

Since his disappearance, thousands of fliers have been distributed across the state and country. His case has been featured on Good Morning America and LIVE PD.

Police believe he is in danger and that he wasn't dressed to be outside for long periods of time.

His mother spoke to News 5 about her son's disappearance.

"I love you Harley. Please come home. Please son just.. I need you. Don’t believe you ran but if you did just please this isn’t you," said Heather Dilly.

According to the Port Clinton police Facebook page, the reward for information leading to Harley's safe return had risen to nearly $10,000 as of Friday, Jan. 3.

Port Clinton police are also asking the public to come forward with any surveillance video from Thursday, Dec. 19 between 3 p.m. and midnight, as well as any video from Friday, Dec. 20.


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