Reward for missing Oconee County teen raised to $10,000

Julia Mann has been missing for nearly two weeks since she disappeared from her home in the middle of the night. (Oconee County Sheriff's Office)

The reward for information leading to the location of 17-year-old Julia Mann has increased to $10,000, the Oconee County Sheriff's Office announced Wednesday evening.

Mann disappeared from her home nearly two weeks ago and deputies said she was last seen in the area of the Rowan Oak subdivision off of Rocky Branch Road.

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Investigators believe that Julia left alone and on her own accord, but do not know what has happened to her.

"The FBI has helped with certain aspects of the case. The GBI is assisting. The Georgia State Patrol did an aerial search of the area near her home, and members of Oconee County Fire Rescue helped conduct a ground search of the area near her home. K9 teams have searched the area as well," the Oconee County Sheriff's Office said on Facebook.

Officials say Mann is 5-feet-3-inches tall and weighs around 100 pounds.

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In photos shared by the sheriff, Mann has shoulder-length blonde hair. Her ears are also pierced multiple times.

Anyone who can help officials find Mann, please call 706-769-3945 or Investigator Sanders at by email at

Anyone who would like to contribute to the reward should email Sheriff Berry at