Her parents had feared that the 17-year-old was lured and groomed online because she is "kind of naive to this stuff."
Kaylee Jones of Carrollton was reported missing after her parents said she climbed out of her second-story bedroom window. The now 17-year-old was last seen on June 14 when her parents said good night to her at their home. According to the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office, the teen was located by law enforcement and has since been reunited with her family. “This continues to be a very active and fluid investigation and no further details will be released at this time due to the sensitive nature of the case,” the sheriff’s office wrote on Facebook. “However, let us focus and be grateful and thankful that this young lady is SAFE!.”
The Georgia teenager snuck out of her house without her phone and computer according to her family. Her parents had found out she had been in communication with strangers online and confiscated all her devices. When she was missing they feared that she may have fallen victim to sex trafficking. Authorities searched for the teen for months and were grateful to eventually find her. “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,” authorities said during the search per the New York Post.
According to Fox News, her parents told Fox News Digital that before her disappearance the then-16-year-old was talking to strangers on chatrooms like Omegle — a website that allows users to anonymously send direct messages or video-chat with one another. The teen also revealed personal information, including her family's address, with some "guys" she was talking to online. According to PEOPLE, in a previous interview with Fox 5 Atlanta, her parents Daniel and Brenda Jones said that they were worried about their daughter's safety."It's horrible. We're worried. Scared about where she might be," Brenda Jones shared. "She's very loving, very kind, and overly sensitive. She was groomed online. We think she's a victim of sex trafficking." Added Daniel, "She's susceptible, kind of naive to this stuff." The teen who has autism and other special needs requires special medication. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation, the FBI, the Secret Service, the U.S. Marshals Service, and local law enforcement were involved to help look for the missing 17-year-old girl.
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