Media mogul Tyler Perry, left, holds the hand of Marcia Williams who is the mother of Terrance Williams. Perry has offered a $100,000 reward for information solving the missing persons case of Williams and Felipe Santos. Perry, along with the Rev. Al Sharpton were in East Naples to spotlight both missing persons cases.

*Tyler Perry has joined the effort to solve a decade-old cold case in Florida in which two men went missing following separate encounters with a certain sheriff’s deputy.

The filmmaker is offering a $100,000 reward for information about Terrance Williams, 27, and Felipe Santos, 23. Both disappeared from Naples just three months apart in 2003, after separate run-ins with Collier County Sheriff’s Deputy Steven Calkins.

The men were never found, and this morning, Perry spoke at a local news conference, calling on the media to give appropriate attention to the story – even though both victims are minorities. He vowed to pay anyone who comes forward with information regarding the pair’s whereabouts, according to the Associated Press.

Longtime suspect Calkins, who is white, had been under investigation for his connection to both Williams and Santos, but he was never charged. He was fired from the force in 2004 after refusing to co-operate further with police officials.

Watch the press conference here.

The Rev. Al Sharpton, left, prompts someone describing themselves as a friend of missing person Terrance Williams, right, to come forward during a press conference and share an incident he experienced with law enforcement who chased him on the beach.