Police search for 11-year-old missing in Miami

MIAMI (WSVN) - Police are asking for the public’s help in locating a missing girl in Miami.

Jayla Jones, 11, was reported missing from her apartment complex at 177 NE 67th St., on Monday.

Nakia Jones, the child’s mother, said she got into an argument with her grandmother about taking out the trash at around 8:30 a.m.

“I saw her in the house. She was supposed to take out the garbage can, and my mom was arguing ’cause she didn’t want to take out the garbage,” she said.

Jayla’s family said she went outside and never returned.

“They said she walked off campus. She went down a street,” said Nakia.

Monday afternoon, Miami Police officers went door-to-door handing out flyers looking for tips in hopes someone had seen the girl.

Police also shared her photo on social media along with a physical description.

Jayla stands 5 feet, 2 inches tall, weighs around 100 pounds, has black hair and brown eyes. She was last seen wearing a pink shirt and blue shorts, but her mother said she may have changed into a white shirt.

“She’s an 11-year-old kid,” said family friend Doris Jones. “She’s never run away before. This is not common. This is not something that we’re used to. This is not something that should happen. Shes never run away before.”

Nakia said she and her loved ones miss her terribly.

“Momma loves you, Grandma loves you, everybody loves you. Come home. Whoever got her, the police will find y’all,” she said. “Bring her to her family. We need her.”

Jayla’s family is working closely with the police. They are expected to host a news conference Tuesday afternoon.

Anyone with information on the girl’s whereabouts is asked to call the Miami Police Department at 305-579-3449 or 305-603-6300.

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