Grand Rapids family searching for missing 16-year-old girl

Anyone who has information or has seen Jareyah Caston-Mays is encouraged to contact GRPD.

GRAND RAPIDS, me. – 16-year-old Jareyah Caston-Mays has been missing from her Grand Rapids home for nearly six days.

Jareyah’s mother last saw them on April 20 when they said goodnight.

“She said, ‘Okay, mom, I love you’ and that was the last time I talked to my baby,” said KeYauna Caston.

The family has shared posts on social media and posted flyers around town while they search.

During a search on Sunday, Jareyah’s family learned that they had been discovered at the York Creek Apartments and a nearby store called Cloud 9 on Saturday night.

Jareyah was last seen wearing a black hoodie, white Air Force 1 shoes, and jeans. KeYauna said her daughter’s cell phone number has been changed since she went missing, and she believes her daughter might be with someone she knows.

“She has to come home and if it’s an adult with her she has to contact me. That’s all I ask,” KeYauna said. “I want her to know that I love her so much.”

Johnny Caston drove out of Jackson, Mississippi, through the night to look for his granddaughter.

He says the last interview with Jareyah was the week before and she asked him to pick her up.

“I just want my grandchild. I came here to get her,” said Johnny. “I need her here so I can take her back. If she has problems here, maybe I can help her.”

“I’m here to get her. She just has to show up.”

Jareyah’s grandmother Rachel White said her granddaughter never leaves the house without calling.

“There are so many people who are concerned about her wellbeing. We want her to come home and if she is with someone who knows us, you all know how we feel about her, bring her home please or convince her Take a phone, text, email, or something else to let us know she’s okay, “White said. “I just want her to come home.”

Grand Rapids Police say they are investigating and anyone with information is asked to contact the department.

According to the GRPD, Jareyah was considered an “outlier” and did not meet the criteria for an Amber Alert. However, the Michigan State Police determine how alerts are used.

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