PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) - William Britt says all he wants is for his brother's body to be found and now he is offering a massive and unique reward for information to make that happen.
"My brother was brutally murdered roughly between the dates of April 12 and April 15," says William Britt.
Britt wants closure.
"The murder was violent and it was calculated."
He wants closure for himself and for his mother.
"It totally is destroying my mom. My mother is down to 70 pounds and she has to go in for an operation next month for her heart."
Right now, the closure William looks for lies with his brother James...wherever he is.
"I want to know where my brother's body is."
If you have information that leads police to James Britt, William and his mother have a unique idea for a reward.
"We are offering a three bedroom, two bath, 1,700 square foot house with 3/4 of an acre out in Gates County, North Carolina free and clear."
William says the house is paid off and the deed will be yours. It's important to point out Portsmouth Police have not officially ruled Britt's disappearance as a homicide or murder, but they do say after searching the 49 year-old's Sterling Point home, there is cause for concern.
"We can say there's a red stain, but we don't know what that is until it goes to the lab," says Portsmouth Police Captain Garrett Shelton.
William says that stain is blood and says evidence in the house leaves him with no doubt his brother is dead.
"He was brought out of the house, wrapped in the carpet, and his body was disposed of as if his life meant absolutely nothing to the people who murdered him," says Britt.
Now investigators are hard at work searching for answers and so is Britt.
"I'm not going to rest until I get this information. If it takes every penny and the rest of my life, I will find out what happened to my brother."
If you have any information that can help police with their investigation, call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP. Any reward associated with the Crime Line is separate from the Britt family reward.
Investigators recently searched a Chesapeake home for evidence in Britt's disappearance. They say they took paperwork, a piece of carpet, and a swab of red substance. William Britt says two of his brother's cars, missing from his Portsmouth home, were found at the Chesapeake home as well.
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