AYNOR — It has been a year since an Aynor teenager disappeared and his burned-out car was found and now his family is offering a $25,000 reward to anyone who has information about where he is.
Area media outlets report that Monday marked one year since anyone saw 19-year-old Zack Malinowski. He was playing basketball with some friends at the time. His burned-out car was found on a rural road Sept. 2.
About 50 people including family, friends and law enforcement officers attended a memorial for the missing man Sunday at a park in Aynor.
The missing man’s mother, Missy Jordan, said she thinks there are some young people in the small Horry County community who know what happened and have not come forward.
“There are certain kids out there that I feel like, from the beginning, were involved somehow,” she said. “It’s just a mother’s intuition.”
Jordan and her husband said the deadline for collecting the reward is Sept. 2.
“Everybody has had a year to think about the information they have,” Jordan said. “So I’m giving them a deadline. If he’s found, we’ll give them the whole thing.”
Horry County Police Chief Saundra Rhodes said she hopes the reward will lead to a tip that will solve the case.
“I truly believe – I know somebody knows something,” Rhodes said. “Hopefully this reward will help that person come forward.”