Tyler Perry, Hollywood filmmaker, offering $100K reward for information in the cases of two missing Fla. men

NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 25: Director/actor Tyler Perry attends "Tyler Perry's Madea's Witness Protection" New York Premiere at AMC Lincoln Square Theater on June 25, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)
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Tyler Perry at a premiere in New York on June 25, 2012
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(AP) NAPLES, Fla. - Filmmaker Tyler Perry is offering a $100,000 reward for information in the decade-old case of two men who went missing after separate encounters with a sheriff's deputy in southwestern Florida.

Perry joined the Rev. Al Sharpton and Ben Jealous of the NAACP at a news conference Thursday in Naples to discuss the missing-person investigations of Terrance Williams and Felipe Santos.

Santos and Williams disappeared three months apart in the Naples area in 2003 after crossing paths with Collier County Sheriff's Deputy Steven Calkins. He was never charged but was fired the next year.

Perry says the media is not paying enough attention to missing-person cases involving minorities.