SCOTTSDALE, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) - A Michigan philanthropist is offering a $10,000 reward for a missing veteran from Scottsdale.
Scottsdale police say 37-year-old Jesse Conger was last seen Aug. 14 at his apartment near the 8500 block of McDowell Road.
The Chief Executive Officer of Pulte Capital and Blight Authority, Bill Pulte, is assisting the search with a promise to reward $10,000 to whoever helps find Conger.
$10K DOLLAR REWARD— Bill Pulte (@pulte) August 24, 2019
I am offering $10,000 REWARD to the person who finds Missing Combat Veteran Jesse near LEES FERRY, AZ. Trail Heads, Vistas and Look Out Points. Bring our brother-in-arms home! ❤️🇺🇸@codeofvets @fox10PhotoChief @FOX10Phoenix @news5wcyb @nbc10 @abc15 @KOLDNews pic.twitter.com/gCR57FfJEt
Natasha Harwell is Conger's girlfriend of 5 years, "He laid in bed for all of Monday and all of Tuesday, and that's normally not like him."
Conger served in the United States Marine Corps for 10 years and was deployed in both Iraq and Afghanistan. Harwell said he's suffered from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) since leaving the military.
"I asked him to get help. He kept telling me, 'No.' But I feel like I should've insisted a little bit more," Harwell said.
Harwell reported Conger missing the following day when he never came home and never answered her calls or texts. She said she also noticed his gun was missing, but other necessities were left behind.
"In the wallet-- it has his ID, his debit card, his credit card, everything. All of his stuff is here," she said. "I feel like all the times before when he's done this, it was more of like--you could know something was about to happen. He would talk to me about it, I could talk to him. This time he just picked up and left."
Harwell made flyers and is posting them around town, hoping someone has seen him.
"I really just want to tell him how much I love him and his family loves him, and people are worried and he is missed and I want him to come home safely."
Conger is driving a 2015 silver Toyota Camry with Nevada license plate: 696G03.
He has military/American-themed tattoos on his left arm. He also has the word "rise" tattooed on his chest.
If you have any information, call the Scottsdale Police Department.