7-year-old boy gives up savings for Disney trip to help find missing Connecticut woman

Posted at 1:11 PM, Jun 13, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-13 13:19:05-04

WETHERSFIELD, Conn. – The family of Jennifer Dulos are renewing their call for anyone with information to come forward.

New Canaan Police said they have received over 400 tips now to help with their investigation. The help has spanned out of Farmington and New Canaan and touched one little boy’s heart in Wethersfield, Pix11's sister station Fox61 reports.

Riley Daigle, a 7-year-old from Wethersfield, had an unexpected reaction to the missing mother and one day came up with an idea.

“Then he said somebody must know something. Maybe we could take the savings -- my savings account and take all the money out of my savings account and give it to somebody for information,” added Daigle.

Riley wants to hand out $500 to anyone who comes forward with any piece of information. His plans were to originally use the money for his August birthday trip to Disney, but he decided to give that up. Instead, he is saving the money to help police find Jennifer Dulos.

Jennifer Dulos' family asked Riley to keep his savings, but thank him for 'the kindest act imaginable':

This is the kindest act imaginable: a 7-year-old-boy from Wethersfield, CT, has offered his savings as a reward to help find Jennifer Farber Dulos. His selflessness and generosity have touched our hearts. A little child shall lead them.

The impact of Jennifer’s disappearance on her five young children, family, and friends is affecting many people in similar ways. We urge this young man to keep his savings, but we honor his impulse. This is about more than a reward—it is a call to do something.

At this time, the police are best equipped to conduct searches for Jennifer. Citizens can help most by providing information. Please, if you have any knowledge about Jennifer’s disappearance or her whereabouts, email the New Canaan Police Department’s dedicated tip line at or call (203) 594-3544. Follow this young man’s lead and take action. Thank you.

Riley said he empathizes with Jennifer’s five children who have been without their mom for nearly three weeks now. He said he could never live without his mom.

With dreams to become a police officer when he grows up, he is extending his help with the investigators’ search efforts.

If down the road, Jennifer Dulos is still not found, Riley said he wants the money to be donated to Jennifer’s five children.