Where is Kaylee Jones? Parents of missing autistic teen believe she's a victim of sex trafficking
CARROLTON, GEORGIA: Kaylee Jones, a 16-year-old Georgia teen, has been missing since June 14, 2022. The parents of the teen now fear that their daughter might have fallen into the trap of the wrong people, who are into sex trafficking.
The teen was last seen at her home in the rural area of Whooping Creek Church Road in Carrollton, Georgia, on June 14 at around 11 pm. Kaylee's parents, Daniel and Brenda Jones, said that they saw her last when they said goodnight to her. And the next morning she went missing from her room. CBS46 quoted the missing teen's father as saying, "I was here at work - my wife called me about 7:15 am and she said Kaylee was gone." He said, "It’s gut-wrenching, knowing she’s out there somewhere and not knowing where she’s at. All the worst thoughts come to our minds. She is our daughter and we desperately want her back. She is a big huge part of us."
As per the father, his wife found out that Kaylee, who is autistic, was talking to four or five guys via Snapchat. According to DailyMail, the teen is believed to have climbed out of the window from the second floor. Moreover, she had no cellphone as her parents took away the phone days before she went missing. The father said, "You never think it’s going to happen to you. I tried to run this and enforce this and re-enforce this in her mind that she cannot trust everybody that she sees. They prey on these kids. And it’s sickening, but it’s a reality. And all we can do as parents is train our kids."
In an interview with Fox 5 Atlanta, her mother Brenda said, “It's horrible. We're worried. Scared about where she might be. She's very loving, very kind, and overly sensitive." Adding further, “She was groomed online. We think she's a victim of sex trafficking.” “She's susceptible, kind of naive to this stuff," continued the father.
Who is Kaylee Jones?
Kaylee is described as 5 ft 8 inches tall and weighs around 135 pounds. She has brown hair with brown eyes. According to her mother, the missing teen girl might be having a dark blue book bag "with a horse on the front." She may be wearing black tennis shoes or converse sneakers, according to authorities.
As per Fox News, the Carroll County Sheriff's Office has been reviewing data collected from Kaylee's electronic devices and has been in contact with those she had last contacted. The sheriff's office said, "She requires medical care and could possibly be with someone she has met through certain apps online. She has no phone or vehicle with her. We continue to receive tips and possible sightings and none have been substantiated as of this time. Please share and help bring Kaylee home, someone has seen her and knows where she is."
Anyone with information on Kaylee's whereabouts is asked to contact authorities at 770-830-5916 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.