UPDATE DEC. 15, 7:42 p.m.: Clayton County Police say they have had “many” people interfering in the investigation and urge the public not to try and play cop. CCPS says it believes R’Kayla Briggs may be in Georgia and that she may be in danger. If you see or have contact with her, call 911 immediately.

“Since this investigation has started, we have had many external parties interrupt or interfere with the progress of this investigation,” CCPD posted on Nextdoor. “We are asking the public to please allow law enforcement to handle the case.”

Although the police had requested “the public’s help” in finding R’Kayla, that means calling in any tips or sightings, not actually going out on your own and looking for a missing child.

The Clayton County Police Department is seeking information about an 11-year-old Jonesboro girl who went missing from her Jonesboro home on Tuesday, December 13 at 3:39 p.m. Police say she may have left with a man.

R’Kayla Briggs is a Black female, 4 feet 11 inches tall and 120 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes. She was last seen wearing blue jeans with black tights underneath, a gray tank top, and a white, black, and gray hoodie.

Approximate location where R’Kayla Briggs was last seen at 3:39 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 13. Relatives say she left with a man and that they may be headed to Macon/Bibb County or Texas. If you were in the area at the time and saw them or have any information about R’Kayla’s disappearance, please call 911 or Clayton County Police at (770) 477-3550.

Family members told police they think Briggs had planned for some time to leave with the adult male and that she left without permission through the back door. She may be on her way to Macon/Bibb County or Texas.

Anyone with information is urged to call 911 or the Clayton County Police Department at (770) 477-3550.


R’Kayla Briggs, 11

Jonesboro, GA


120 pounds

Black hair

Brown eyes

May be with a man headed to Macon/Bibb County or Texas

DIAL 911 or (770) 477-3550

Robin Kemp is executive editor and CEO of The Clayton Crescent, which she founded in 2020. She has worked for Gambit, CNN, The Weather Channel, Clayton News, Henry Herald, and numerous freelance outlets....

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