DeKalb County

15-year-old mother missing for nearly a week found safe, DeKalb police say

DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. — DeKalb police say a 15-year-old mother has been found safe after disappearing Saturday.

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Authorities confirmed to Channel 2 Action News that Junia Mayfield was found Thursday in Clayton County around 11:15 a.m.

Clayton County police said Mayfield was found in the 1100 block of Stratford Lane in Morrow. She was taken back to DeKalb County.

Mayfield and her 1-year-old daughter, Amori, were last seen leaving their home on Lark Lane in Decatur on Saturday. Police said late Monday night that Amori was found safe, but Mayfield was still missing.

Her mother told Channel 2 she had received “bizarre and disturbing” text messages after her daughter disappeared.


Channel 2′s Tyisha Fernandes spoke with the 15-year-old’s mother, Keisha Mayfield, in DeKalb County where the two were last seen.

Mayfield and her daughter were staying at her mother’s home. Mayfield’s mother has been searching for her daughter and granddaughter for four days.

“I went to sleep and when I woke up, she was gone — so I haven’t seen her since then. She did take her baby with her, which is my granddaughter — I haven’t seen either one of them, heard from them, spoke to them or anything,” said Mayfield.

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