A 16-year-old Georgia girl who has been missing for nearly two weeks could be a victim of sex trafficking, her parents fear.
Kaylee Jones was last seen June 14 around 11 p.m. at her home in rural Carrollton, Georgia.
It is believed that she climbed out of the second story window of the house where she lived with her parents. She did not have a cell phone on her since her parents had taken it away a few days before she disappeared.
The missing girl’s parents, Daniel and Debra Jones, said the last time they saw their daughter was when they said “good night” to her. The next morning they found his bed empty.
Kaylee Jones, 16, pictured here, was last seen on June 14 in the Whooping Creek Church Road area of Carrollton, Georgia. Kaylee’s parents Daniel and Debra Jones say their daughter has special needs and has been off her medication since her disappearance
Kaylee is 5-foot-8 and weighs 135 pounds. She has long, wavy brown hair and brown eyes, and may have been wearing denim shorts, a t-shirt and black Adidas tennis shoes when she disappeared, officials said. Kaylee is pictured here with one of the horses she rides
The distraught parents said their daughter was on the autism spectrum and needed her daily medication, which she no longer needed since her disappearance.
They believe their Kaylee is in danger and could be the prey of sex traffickers after meeting with malicious netizens, CBS Atlanta affiliate WGCL-TV reported.
Kaylee is 5-foot-8 and weighs 135 pounds. She has long, wavy brown hair and brown eyes, and may have been wearing denim shorts, a t-shirt and black Adidas tennis shoes when she disappeared, officials said.
A $5,000 reward for Kaylee’s safe return is offered by Kaylee’s parents.
A photo of the rural road in Georgia where Kaylee was last seen on June 14. For information, contact Investigator Kim Biggs at 770-830-5916 or email [email protected]
Two days before Kaylee disappeared, her parents allegedly took her phone.
After her phone was taken, they said she used her laptop and began communicating with strangers she allegedly met in online chat rooms.
Omegle turned out to be one of the websites that Kaylee could have frequented.
According to its website, users are randomly matched to socialize in one-to-one chat sessions where they chat anonymously. The site is free and no registration is required.
The missing girl’s father said: “My wife found out she was talking to four or five guys through Snapchat.”
Kaylees’ parents said her daughter was ‘responsive’ to what they called Fox Atlanta affiliate WAGA-TV’s ‘line care’.
“They prey on these kids, and it’s sickening, but it’s a reality,” Daniel Jones said of online predators, according to WGCL. “And all we can do as parents is train our children
The desperate mother went on TV urging her daughter to come home.
“Kaylee, if you’re listening or seeing this go home,” Debra Jones said. “We are so worried.”
Her father, Daniel Jones, added: “If you don’t want to go home, just let someone know you’re alive.”
Kaylee pictured with a horse she is riding. The teenager also does oil painting and other types of art
Kaylee (pictured right) riding her horse alongside a peer. Kaylee, has special needs. She has not taken any medication since her disappearance. She didn’t have a cell phone on her when she disappeared. Her parents are desperate to find her.
Kalyee pictured with her dog. Kaylee’s parents fear she may be a victim of sex trafficking
“Kaylee is still missing. Investigators have been working diligently around the clock on this case and have reviewed data collected from Kaylee’s electronic devices and have been in contact with those she last came into contact with on those devices,’ said said a statement from the Carroll County Police Department released on June 20.
“We continue to receive information and possible sightings and none have been substantiated to date. Please share and help bring Kaylee home, someone has seen her and knows where she is.
Police said Kaylee’s whereabouts were unknown or who was accompanying her.
They confirmed what the teenager’s parents had said, that Kaylee needed medical attention and could possibly be with someone she met through some online apps.
They also said she had no phone or vehicle with her.
The statement added: “Mom also thinks she may have a satchel with her…dark blue with a horse on the front…it may have the word ‘Mazi’ or ‘Kaylee’ on it , and she can wear black tennis shoes or converse.’
Public Information Officer Ashley Hulsey told DailyMail.com on Friday that she was following all advice and leads that came in, but there were no new updates.
One of Kaylee’s art teachers described the missing teenager as ‘talented, funny, sweet, caring, smart, loves art and horses’.
“Kaylee and I had been doing art via Zoom since we both left Florida. My last lesson with her was in mid-May this year and we had planned to resume after the summer holidays. She painted in oil with me. She is loved and missed by all who know her,’ she said in part.
She hopes other people who read her social media posts will continue to share her flyer.
“Kaylee, if you see this and can contact someone, please do so and let us know you’re alive,” she said. “There are so many people who love you and we want you back. Many of us drop everything and pick you up if you call. We all pray for you, share your photo, try to think of everything which will lead us to you.