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A plumber who discovered $600,000 in cash and checks in a wall of Joel Osteen's megachurch will get $20,000 reward from Crime Stoppers.

The plumber, identified by NBC Houston affiliate KPRC as Justin Cauley, discovered the loot stuffed in a wall when he removed a toilet in a church bathroom on Nov. 10.

"There was a loose toilet in the wall, and we removed the tile," he said in a call to 100.3 The Bull. "We went to go remove the toilet, and I moved some insulation away and about 500 envelopes fell out of the wall, and I was like 'Oh wow!'"

Cauley, a good Christian, turned the money over to church officials. Police believe the cash and checks were connected to an unsolved robbery at the megachurch in 2014.

The church didn't give Cauley a dime in gratitude for recovering the stolen money. But Crime Stoppers gave him a check for $20,000. The money was part of a reward that was offered for information about the 2014 robbery.

"This money is going to help tremendously," Cauley told KPRC. He was disappointed that Osteen didn't even thank him personally for finding the money.

Police theorize the loot was stolen by a church insider who stashed it in the wall, but probably died before they could retrieve it.
 

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Caitlin Winchester vanished on her first day as a 9th grader at North Atlanta High School in the upscale Paces neighborhood of Atlanta.

She was last seen walking along Northside Parkway near North Paran Road around 4 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 5.

Caitlin's mother, Angela Winchester, said her daughter's cell phone was either turned off or is dead and they have no way of tracking her.

"I've been calling her number all through the night, all through the morning, and I even been able to reach her, and it just clicks. It doesn't even ring anymore," Angela Winchester told CBS46.

"With the phone... being off and dead and with the increasing rates of attacks and violence in the city recently, a mother's heart, a father's heart is wounded to even contemplate that possibility.

"So again, we're hopeful and we're prayerful and if anyone has any information on our sweet gurl please just help us bringer home."

Angela spoke with a bus driver who said many buses were running behind schedule that day. She said children were "hopping on the wrong bus" and pleading with bus drivers to take them home.

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Caitlin's father, Roger Winchester, said Caitlin told him she decided to ride the school bus home. She even texted him and told him she was on the bus stuck in traffic as late as 5:40 p.m.
 
READ ALSO: $100K Reward Offered for Information On Missing 14-Year-Old Atlanta Girl
 
The school reviewed video on Caitlin's bus and did not see her on it.

Now police are considering the possibility that Caitlin may not have sent the text messages herself.

Caitlin was wearing a black long-sleeve top, a brown and red plaid Burberry skirt and a black face covering (see video below). Her brown hair was styled in long braids.

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She wore a Powerpuff Girls backpack similar to this one.

Family and friends circulated flyers with information about Caitlin in their Buckhead neighborhood.

Family members deny reports that Caitlin is a runaway or a problem child.

"Our child is a straight-A student, and she was so excited to start her French 3 class, Angela Winchester said on Friday.

There is a new Facebook group to help share information about Caitlin and how people can get involved in helping search for her.

Crime Stoppers is offering $100,000 for information leading to Caitlin's safe return. Anyone who knows her whereabouts is asked to call 404-802-2000.

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A 14-year-old student is still missing more than 72 hours after she was last seen leaving her high school in Northwest Atlanta.

Caitlin Winchester vanished on her first day of class at North Atlanta High School in the upscale Paces neighborhood near Buckhead in Atlanta.

She was last seen walking east on Northside Parkway toward North Paran Road around 4 p.m. Thursday, police say.

Caitlin went missing a day after two women were found dead in Atlanta-area parks. Atlanta police and Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms insist a serial killer is not on the loose in Atlanta.
 
READ ALSO: Woman, 40, and her dog fatally stabbed and dismembered inside Piedmont Park
 
Caitlin was wearing a black long-sleeve top, a brown and red plaid skirt and a black face covering (see video below). Her brown hair was styled in long braids. Her eyes are brown.

Caitlin's father, Roger Winchester, told police he last heard from her at 5:40 p.m. when she texted to say she was on the school bus.

The school reviewed video on Caitlin's bus and did not see her on it.

Family members deny reports that Caitlin is a runaway or a problem child.

A friend tweeted: "As we rapidly approach this Alert reaching 72-hours, as usual, doubt creeps in & accusations have now started to fly -- I want to confirm she's a Straight-A Student & Parents Are Solid."

Caitlin is the only child of Roger and Angela Winchester. She was raised in an upper-middle class neighborhood where household incomes exceed $100,000.

Caitlin's mother is a middle school theology teacher at Notre Dame Academy in Duluth. Ga.

"Our child is a straight-A student, and she was so excited to start her French 3 class, Angela Winchester said on Friday.

Roger Winchester is a senior information security engineer at Insight Global.

911 actress Aisha Hinds issued an urgent plea to help find the missing teenager.

Crime Stoppers is offering $100,000 for information leading to Caitlin's safe return. Anyone who knows her whereabouts is asked to call 404-802-2000.
 

Stolen credit card suspects

Cherokee County sheriff's office need the public's help to identify 2 female suspects who went on a shopping spree with stolen credit cards.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that the two women allegedly used the stolen credit cards to purchase nearly $2,000 worth of make-up and perfume at North Pointe Mall in Alpharetta.

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