UPDATE: Authorities have located Jayla Francis safe in Morgan City, La.
Jayla Kielnn Francis, 7, is missing from Louisiana. She was last seen on Gabriel and Lucy Streets in Patterson in St. Mary Parish. Francis’ paternal grandmother reported her missing around 8:30 p.m. on Thursday after the girl never arrived at her house on Easy Street.
Jayla has brown eyes and dark brown hair styled in three ponytails, police said. She is approximately 4 feet tall and weighs 80 pounds. She is wearing a Hattie Watts Elementary School uniform, which consists of khaki shorts and a blue shirt, pink tennis shoes and pink book sack with flowers on it.
State Police have asked anyone with information about Jayla’s where abouts to contact the Patterson Police Department at 985-395-6161.