$1,000 reward offered for missing teenagers

By: Channel 8 Newsroom

The families of Rachael Bates and Samantha Zuerlein are now offering a $1,000 reward for information leading directly to the safe return of the girls.

The two 16-year-olds have been missing for about 10 days now. Police have expressed concern that they could be in danger.

Lincoln police say they are continuing to follow leads on possible locations of Bates and Zuerlein. Police say the girls have been in contact with friends, but not their families.

The current whereabouts of the two girls remains unknown.