Police searching for missing Tennessee teen, may be in Georgia

ATLANTA — Authorities in Tennessee are searching for a missing girl they say may be in Georgia.

Jaylei Smith, 13, disappeared from her home in South Pittsburg, Tennessee, last week.

Investigators believe she is with an adult man.

Smith was last seen at a gas station in Clarkesville, Georgia, last week.


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

Smith is 5′8″ tall, 180 pounds and has brown hair and brown eyes.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Marion County Sheriff’s Office at 423-942-2525 or the Center for Missing & Exploited Children at 1-800-843-5678.