Kimberly Moreau, who went missing in May 1986. Her father has offered a new reward for information leading to her remains.

JAY — In May, it will be 35 years since 17-year-old Kimberly Moreau was reported missing.

On Saturday, three months ahead of that anniversary, Richard Moreau announced a new $5,000 reward for information leading to the whereabouts of his daughter’s remains.

In the early 2000s, he offered a similar reward to no avail. However, circumstances in 2021 are “much different than they were back then,” he said.

“With everything happening with COVID, which leaves people needing money, and people getting older who were around back then, I thought this would be a good time to offer one again,” Moreau said. “I figured right now, the value of money is worth a heck of a lot more now than it was then.”

Kim Moreau was last seen at about 11 p.m. on May 10, 1986 as she was leaving her family’s residence on Jewell Street in Jay.

She told an older sister and her sister’s husband she was going for a ride and would be back in an hour. She left her purse and car behind, and did not say if she would be with others.

In the decades since, police have led dozens of searches through areas including Jay, Canton and Livermore Falls and followed up on leads, some coming as recent as 2019, but none of them have turned up Moreau’s body.

Throughout the years, her father has never given up searching.

Whether affixing posters to telephone poles throughout the region or keeping the public apprised of updates in the case on Facebook, he has remained steadfast in his search for his daughter, including the latest offer of $5,000 as a reward.

“I don’t need a name, I don’t need anything other than the information of where my daughter is,” Moreau said Saturday evening.

Moreau added that if his daughter’s death was accidental and somebody had knowledge of it, “the statute of limitations has expired.”

“If someone knows something and it was accidental, they could turn around, give me my daughter’s location and walk away with $5,000,” Moreau said.

Offering a reward now gives his family a chance to have her remains found before the 35th anniversary of her being reported missing.

“Every year, around May, the snow starts going away and we start doing searches again,” Moreau said. “If someone gives us the information and it leads to her being found, they’ll get the money.”

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