Search continues for missing 13-year-old girl

The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children and the Marion County Sheriff’s Office in Tennessee are seeking the public’s help in finding this missing 13-year-old girl who may be in Georgia.

Jaylei Smith vanished from her home in South Pittsburg, Tennessee on May 10. Investigators believe she may be with an adult male and that they may travel across state-lines and may now be in Georgia or Alabama.

Investigators believe the last known sighting of Jaylei was at a BP gas station in Clarkesville, Georgia on May 10. This surveillance photo shows Jaylei and the man she may be with.

“We just want her to come home,” said Jaylei’s aunt, Constance Barnes. “Please let us know that she’s okay. We love her and we miss her and we’re here for her.”

According to authorities, Jaylei is 5’8 tall, weighs 180 pounds, and has brown hair and brown eyes.

“If you have any tips at all, please get them to us,” said Detective Beth Raulston with the Marion County Sheriff’s Office. “We need all the help we can get.”

If anyone has information about Jaylei Smith, you are urged to contact the Marion County Sheriff’s Office at 1-423-942-2525, or the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children at 1-800-THE-LOST, that’s 1-800-843-5678.

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