1-year-old found safe, 15-year-old mother still missing after disappearing from grandma’s home

DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. — DeKalb police said they need your help in locating a teen mom who disappeared Saturday.

Junia Mayfield, 15, and her 1-year-old daughter, Amori, were last seen leaving their home on Lark Lane in Decatur. Police said late Monday night that Amori has been found safe, but her mother is still missing.

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

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Mayfield and her daughter were staying at her mother’s home on Lark Lane. 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. 4:18 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.

Mayfield’s mother says she has now received alarming text messages from an unknown number.

Mayfield said she hasn’t ruled out that her daughter could have run away, but she’s glad DeKalb police are taking Junia’s disappearance seriously.

“Anybody can wind up in a situation that they never thought they’d wind up in just because they thought it was Gonna be a normal day - so I don’t take nothing lightly,” said Mayfield.


Mayfield said she can’t imagine her daughter disappearing for this long without at least telling her family she’s OK.

“I’m hoping that she’s safe but I don’t know - I don’t know who she’s with I don’t know who she winded up around - I don’t know anything- I’m just trying to get my daughter and my granddaughter safely home,” said Mayfield.

Junia is 5′6, 130 pounds, with black hair.

If you see Junia, contact DeKalb police at 770-724-7710.


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