Police make heartbreaking plea to help find Kaylee Jones, 17, who went missing four months ago

Police make heartbreaking plea to help find Kaylee Jones, 17, who went missing four months ago
Kaylee Jones was 16 when she left her family's home in the 700 block of Whooping Creek Church Road in Carrollton (Carroll County Sheriff's Office)

CARROLLTON, GEORGIA: Authorities are seeking the public's help to locate 17-year-old Kaylee Jones who went missing four months ago with no promising leads regarding her whereabouts since.

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Jones was 16 when she is said to have left her family's residence in the 700 block of Whooping Creek Church Road in Carrollton by climbing out of her second-story bedroom window on June 14. She reportedly left without her computer or phone, which had been confiscated after her parents found she had been talking to strangers online. Sheriff's officials believe the teenager left on foot in an unknown direction, but do not know what she was wearing and if she was with anyone at the time when she went missing.

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The Carroll County Sheriff's Office, which is leading the search for Jones since June, explained the situation in a Facebook post on Friday, October 14. "Heartbreaking that we are FOUR months later and Kaylee Jones is still missing," the department wrote, adding that they received "numerous" tips over the last several months "but none have been substantiated." The post continued, "The Carroll County Sheriff’s Office has since day one been committed to locating Kaylee and have a team of dedicated Investigators working this case and tirelessly following every lead and working in conjunction with many law enforcement agencies throughout the state and the country." The Sheriff's office is now urging anyone who sees Jones to call 911 immediately. Authorities are also encouraging the public to send anonymous tips regarding the 17-year-old's whereabouts, no matter how small the detail.

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Multiple agencies, including the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, the FBI, the Secret Service, the US Marshals Service and local law enforcement are chipping in the search for Jones. The missing teenager reportedly has special needs and has now gone four months without her prescribed medication. Her parents previously told Fox News that they confiscated their daughter's phone two days prior to her disappearance. However, she turned to her laptop and began communicating with strangers on random chatrooms like Omegle, a website that allows users to interact with one another through text or video anonymously. Kaylee apparently shared personal information, including her family's address, with some "guys" she was speaking to online, according to her parents.

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Police described Kaylee as 5ft 8in tall, weighing 135 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes. Her mother said that she may be carrying a blue book bag "with a horse on the front" and may be wearing black tennis shoes or converse sneakers. The family recently moved to Georgia from Brooksville, Florida, where they still have family and friends. Authorities said she also may be going by her birth name, Jillian Paige Temple. Her family is very worried and wants her to return home safely.

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If you or anyone you know has information regarding the case, you are urged to contact Investigator Courtney Short with Carroll County Sheriff’s Office at 770-830-5916 or email at [email protected] Authorities have also set up an anonymous tip line at 770-830-5942.

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