AUTHORITIES are seeking assistance to help find a missing ‘pregnant’ teenager, who vanished in January of this year.
Laela Kamoria Jones, 14, was last seen getting into a car with an unknown driver.
Jones, from Winston-Salem, North Carolina, went missing on January 14, 2023.
However, officials informed the public on Tuesday, May 24.
Her family suspects that she might be pregnant and seeking medical attention, according to authorities.
Jones left her home on foot and got into a green 2000 Buick Century with an unknown driver.
She was last seen wearing a robe with glittery sparkles that said ‘DRIP’ on it, black leggings, fluffy black shoes, and a pink bonnet on her head.
The teenager is described as approximately 5 ft 4, and 140 pounds.
Some members of the public have criticized the lack of awareness around her disappearance.
“January and this is just being published?” one person wrote underneath a Facebook post announcing that she is missing.
“It should not take four months for this to be released to the public. Surely someone could’ve seen her and helped her along this time,” another wrote.
Some people said that the lack of public awareness might pertain to her race.
“January? If she was white it would have been on the news,” one person commented.
One woman, who claims to be the missing teen’s aunt, said: “To clear the air we have been telling the police to put it out since January not just now so ask the police why they are not doing their job first and foremost.”
The US Sun has reached out to the Winston-Salem police department for comment.