Parents offer reward for missing teen
Mon, 25 Aug 2014 04:37:26 GMT —
Monday marks one year 19-year-old Zack Malinowski has been missing.
He was last seen August 25th of last year when he was playing basketball with one of his friends near 7th Avenue in Aynor.
On Sunday, Malinowski's family and friends gathered at Aynor Town Park for a ceremony in his honor.
"I wanted to do it in his honor and his memory," said Missy Jordan, Zack's mom. "Of course we are never going to give up on zack. This is just to honor him in his memory."
The ceremony started Sunday with his friends playing basketball at the same court where he was last seen.
A candlelight vigil followed the game.
Malinowski's parents, Lonnie and Missy are still hopeful to find answers about their son.
Law enforcement involved in his case came to the ceremony and gave their family hope.
His parents said they were told they're getting extra help on the case, a new set of eyes to look things over.
The family is also offering a $25,000 reward for any information about Malinowski.
Missy says the reward will expire on September 1st.
"The people that have that information have had a year," she said. "So I am going to give them a week and the money will be paid in full. But in return we want Zack found."
Malinowski's step father says their hope has changed over the last year since their son disappeared.
"In the beginning you just hope it was a misunderstanding and he forgot to contact anybody," Lonnie said. "And then it changes to you donâ??t know what's happening. And today, we just hope someone comes forward and tells us where he is.
His parents believe if he could have contacted by now he would have.
"I know my child. And he would have called mom. If he could have, I know he would call his mom," said Missy.
If you have any information on the whereabouts of Zack Malinowski you are asked to call the Horry County Police Department at 915-TIPS.