Tuesday 5 July 2022 11:57 PM Parents of missing Georgia teen slam police for treating disappearance as ... trends now
The parents of a 16-year-old Georgia girl with specials needs missing for nearly three weeks are infuriated that police are treating their daughter's disappearance like she is a runaway and fear she may be a victim of sex trafficking.
'Our daughter is missing... gone... vanished... and it doesn't seem like anyone is looking for her,' Daniel Jones told DailyMail.com on Tuesday. 'The police think she is a runaway.'
He added: 'When police arrived they didn't do a proper search of our house. They didn't use search dogs. Nothing. Kaylee is very trusting. Someone lured her away.'
Since their daughter went missing on June 14, Daniel and Brenda Jones, said little has been done by the authorities.
The parents said their daughter has special needs and is on the autism spectrum, and needs her daily medication, which she has been off of since she disappeared.
Her mother said although she is 16 years old, she acts much younger. 'Mentally she is like a young kid and wouldn't know if she is in danger,' her mother said.
Kaylee's mom said that when she spoke to the Carroll County investigator, she pleaded with them to issue a Mattie's Alert, a state-wide emergency alert that is used for disabled or elder persons.
She said they told them that their daughter 'did not qualify because she was considered a high functioning autistic.'
'Why isn't she being put out as a Mattie's Call,' she said to the DailyMail.com. 'This is horrific that no one can help.'
Kaylee's dad chimed in: 'It's crazy. It's hard to work. It's hard to be home because she isn't there.'
Brenda said that many nonprofit agencies are calling her to see how they can help which she said, 'is helping to keep us going.'
DailyMail.com reached out to investigator Kim Biggs with the Carroll County Sherriff's for updates, and to confirm some of the details Kaylee's parents shared, but they did not respond to several requests for comment.
Kaylee Jones , 16, pictured here, was last seen on June 14 in the area of Whooping Creek Church Road in Carrollton, Georgia. Kaylee's parents, Daniel and Brenda Jones, say their daughter has special needs, and has been off her medication since she disappeared
Kaylee is 5 feet 8 inches tall, and weighs 135 pounds. She has long brown wavy hair and brown eyes, and may have been wearing jean 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
A picture of the rural road in Georgia where Kaylee was reportedly last seen on June 14
A photo of Kaylee celebrating Mother's Day with her father Daniel Jones (pictured left) mother Brenda, (center) in May 2022 in Florida
A photo of Kaylee and her parents at the farm Tough Mudder race in 2022
Kaylee was last seen on June 14 around 11pm at her residence in the rural area of Carrollton, Georgia.
The missing girl's parents said the last time they saw their daughter was when they said 'goodnight' to her. The next morning they found her bed empty. More than eight hours had passed.
The frantic mother rushed to call Kaylee's dad, and called the Carroll County Sheriff's office, for assistance.
The parents said they believe their daughter climbed out of her second-story window.
They said she had no cellphone on her since her parents had taken it away days before she vanished.