Holding hands and exchanging hugs, the family of 15-year-old Kayla Clark met at Porter High School Saturday to hand out flyers and canvass the Porter and surrounding communities in an effort locate the missing girl.
Kayla went missing June 14 from the Porter area and family believes she is still in the vicinity.
“It’s gut wrenching,” Kayla’s mother Melissa Faust said during the gathering. “There aren’t any parenting manuals that teach you how to deal with this. I grieve, not because we think anything serious has happened to her, but it’s a different form of grief. We hope she comes home soon.”
The family has coordinated their efforts with the Center for Search and Investigations to search the area for Kayla and have also contacted the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department to report Kayla missing.
On Saturday, family members and friends went through the neighborhood adjacent to Porter High School to hand out flyers with Kayla’s information as well as numbers to the sheriff’s department and a private investigator who has also been working with the family.
“We have a billboard with all of Kayla’s information in the 1960 area that was put by Tejas Toyata and we’re trying to get the word out to everyone,” John Clark, Kayla’s father, said. “From what we understand, she left with the clothes on her back and she takes daily medication; we need to find her soon.”
The main areas they have searched for Kayla includes Porter, Kingwood and Conroe but they are expanding their search to include Cleveland, north Houston areas and the Champions Forest area.
“At this point, we know she walked away from home but we aren’t sure who she is with or if she is capable of getting home on her own,” private investigator Scott Cornett said.
Kayla is described as 5’11’’ tall, weighing 275 pounds with brown eyes and brown/burgundy hair.
Anyone who has information is encouraged to call Montgomery County Sheriff Deputy Justin Pierce at 936-760-5800 or call Private Investigator Scott Cornett at 409-789-7468.