Xavior Harrelson

Xavior Harrelson in an undated photo provided by the Poweshiek County Sheriff's Office.

MONTEZUMA — Three weeks have now passed since an 11-year-old boy went was last seen in Poweshiek County.

Xavior Harrelson, 11, was last seen on or about May 27. A neighbor reported the boy missing to law enforcement on May 27. The search quickly grew to include hundreds of community members, the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation and the Federal Bureau of Investigation, as well as other central Iowa agencies.

Thursday marked the three weeks since he was reported missing.

Earlier this week, the Poweshiek County Sheriff's Office said a reward fund has reached $17,000 thanks to support from community members and businesses. To contribute to the fund, contact the Montezuma State Bank at 641-623-5766.

Law enforcement hopes the reward fund may help produce information to close the case.

Harrelson is described as 4-foot-9, 100 pounds, with brown hair and blue eyes.

Those with information on Harrelson's whereabouts or the case can call 911, the Poweshiek County Sheriff's Office tip line at 641-623-2107 or Crime Stoppers of Central iowa at crimestoppersofcentraliowa.com or 1-800-452-1111.

Kyle Ocker is the editor of the Oskaloosa Herald and the Ottumwa Courier. He can be reached at kocker@oskyherald.com. Follow him on Twitter @Kyle_Ocker.

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Kyle Ocker is a Centerville native and award-winning multimedia journalist. Kyle is currently the president of the Iowa Freedom of Information Council and vice president of the Iowa Print Sports Writers Association.

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