Reward offered in case of missing Panhandle woman

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FORT WALTON BEACH, Fla. (AP) - A $10,000 reward is being offered for information that helps find a Fort Walton Beach woman who has been missing for more than a year.

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement said Wednesday the money was by Marie Jane Carlson's family and friends. The Northwest Florida Daily News (http://bit.ly/VU5VHP ) reports Carlson was last seen on Oct. 18, 2011, by James Flanders. He is the father of their daughter, who was a newborn.

The baby was with a sitter at the time. The next day, a text message sent from Carlson's phone to several people said she was leaving Fort Walton Beach to do something she always wanted to do. Her ex-husband reported her missing on Oct. 24, 2011.

Anyone with information should call 888-654-TIPS. ___ Information from: Northwest Florida Daily News (Fort Walton Beach, Fla.), http://www.nwfdailynews.com

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