Reward offered for information on missing waitress

Viridiana Maldonado

The disappearance of a young mother in North Charleston three months ago has generated a $1,000 reward and a media blitz to try to get answers for her family.

Viridiana Maldonado, who would now be 22, has not been seen since finishing a shift at La Nortena restaurant on Rivers Avenue on the night of Oct. 11. Her family thinks she may have been kidnapped.

Private detective Howie Comen held a press conference about the reward Thursday morning along with Maldonado's sister and mother, as well as religious and business partners who have taken an interest in the case.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Comen Detective Agency at 571-2667. The first person to offer valid information on Maldonado's whereabouts will receive the reward money.