Reward increases for Charlotte County teen found dead

Posted at 2:28 PM, March 16, 2021 and last updated 3:11 PM, July 20, 2023

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla. — The Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers has announced an increase in the award for a Port Charlotte Teen who was found deceased in 2019.

Gage Jackson went missing in March of 2019. Family and friends knew something was wrong when Jackson did not show up to work.

About a week later, a fisherman found his body floating in Prairie Creek.

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In October, Fox 4 tried to attain the autopsy report to help shed some light on what happened, but the Charlotte County Medical Examiner’s Office said they couldn’t release it because of the ongoing investigation.

An anonymous donor donated a $50,000 reward for tips that lead to an arrest, and Crime Stoppers is offering $3,000.

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