INDEPENDENCE — The Kansas Bureau of Investigation and the Independence Police Department announced this week that a governor’s reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for the disappearance and suspected murder of 37-year-old Detreck Foster, of Independence.


Gov. Laura Kelly signed an executive order last week offering the $5,000 reward.


Foster was reported missing May 12. He was last seen around April 12 in Independence. KBI agents and detectives from the Independence Police Department are conducting the case as a homicide investigation based upon findings during the investigation into Foster’s disappearance, the KBI said in a news release.


Foster was a Black man standing 5 feet 9 inches tall and weighing about 190 pounds. He had black hair and brown eyes.


Anyone with information related to this case is asked to call the KBI at 1-800-KS-CRIME or the Independence Police Department at 620-332-1700. Tips can also be submitted online at https://www.kbi.ks.gov/sar. Individuals with information leading to the apprehension of those responsible for Foster’s disappearance or murder are eligible for the $5,000 reward.