Authorities Locate Missing Ponca City Teen

Wednesday, December 10th 2014, 9:01 pm
By: News 9

A missing teen is now home safe. The 8th grader from Ponca City disappeared Tuesday night after a basketball game in Sand Springs.

Now 24-hours later her family wants to know more about the two people last seen with her. They were caught on camera together.

Police say this one is unusual because not only did 14-year-old Kylie Jones disappear at a school function, but she was nearly 2 hours away from home.

It wasn't until after a head count before the trip back to Ponca City when coaches realized Kylie was missing.

Surveillance cameras at Clyde Boyd Junior High in Sand Springs, a suburb near Tulsa, captures Kylie leaving with what appears to be an older woman and a man.

“She's taken off before, but never like this, never out of town or anything. It's usually been just roaming the neighborhood, or just have to get out or something,” said Susan Jones, Kylie's grandmother.

Coaches searched the area but couldn't find the teen and called 911. Police believe she left the middle school around 8:00 Tuesday night during the beginning of the boys basketball game. The girls were instructed to sit in the stand and watch that game which started at 7:45 p.m.

“They thought she left with some family or something, because she seemed to know them,” said Jones.

Jones says she watched about 10 minutes worth of surveillance video. She saw her granddaughter go into a restroom and change into clothes the two strangers brought for her.

“She put on some baggy sweat suit thing, and left with these people. But I have no clue who they are,” said Jones.

She believes it's people Kylie may have met online. She's only had a cell phone for about three weeks.

Sand Springs police officers worked with phone records and found Kylie at a apartment in North Tulsa. She was found with a 16-year-old boy and his mother.

No arrests have been made at this time, but police say a report will be forwarded to the District Attorney.

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