11-year-old Who Didn’t Return Home from School in Bibb County Found

September 15, 2023
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Update: Bibb County Sheriff’s officials say Jaymez Wilburn has been found and reunited with his family. The original story is below.

The Gist: Concerns are mounting for the safety of 11-year-old Jaymez Wilburn, who disappeared after school on Thursday. Bibb County law enforcement is on the case, combing through Adams Avenue and asking locals to keep an eye out.

What Happened?:
Jaymez, a student at Ballard Middle School, went to all his classes on Thursday but failed to meet up with his siblings for the walk home. Family members searched the usual spots he might be but found nothing. Officers were alerted just after 11 p.m. and have been searching the area around the 2100 block of Adams Avenue.


  • Jaymez is about 4 feet, 11 inches tall and weighs roughly 87 pounds.
  • He was last seen in a Burgundy polo shirt, blue jeans, and Burgundy, black, and white Nike shoes.
  • The young boy also wore a blue jacket and has black hair with brown eyes.
  • Family reports indicate Jaymez is autistic.

How you can help: Time is of the essence when it comes to missing children, especially those with special needs. Jaymez’s family and community are extremely worried. Locals are urged to help law enforcement by being extra observant and vigilant.

Those with information about Jaymez’s whereabouts are asked to reach out directly to Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500. Alternatively, anonymous tips can be given to Macon Regional Crimestoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

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