Parents Search Desperately for Missing Jacksonville Teen

Bowen Xiao
By Bowen Xiao
February 12, 2018USshare
Parents Search Desperately for Missing Jacksonville Teen
Kyleigh Koster. (Screenshot via Facebook)

A couple in Mandarin, Jacksonville, is frantically searching for their missing 13-year-old daughter.

Kyleigh Kosters was reported missing from her home by her parents on Sunday, Feb. 11.

The teen’s father said he last saw his daughter in her bed on Saturday, Feb. 10. Pillows were stuffed under her bed sheets to imitate her body, according to ABC affiliate WJXX.

He also found her window opened slightly.

Officers from the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office responded to a call from the home located on Lake Fern Drive around 8 a.m. Sunday, CBS47 reported.

Police have listed the 13-year-old girl as a runaway.

Her mother, Kim Kosters, pleaded for help in a now viral Facebook post. As of writing the post has gained over 850,000 shares in just one day.

“I have an emergency and need prayer. My daughter is missing since last night. She is 5’4″, blond hair, green eyes and weighs 125 pounds. Kyleigh was last seen in the Mandarin area in Jacksonville, Florida,” the post said.

“She is reported missing as of 2/11. May have left sometime during the night. I have concerns she may have taken a bus somewhere. We have contacted the police and all they can do right now is file a missing persons report.”

Kyleigh is an adopted child who has lived with her parents for two years, a police report said.

Her parents were not aware of any social media accounts owned by Kyleigh. Although the house contained surveillance cameras, no sign of Kyleigh was found after the tape was reviewed.

The report said that the teen “is aware of the cameras on the house and the angles they observe,” according to WJAX.

The parents said that this is the first time she has run away from home. They believe she may have been trying to find her biological mother.

However, they are very concerned for her safety.

Kyleigh’s dad said in the police report that she had been asking about “prostitution.” He said she asked him if prostitutes live a good life, WJAX reported.

He also said he found google searches on her computer asking about “how to find a john” and “what is a pimp.”

In a recent post, the mother said on Facebook that her “heart is breaking” and that they will never give up until they find their daughter.


According to a recent Facebook post by Kyleigh’s mother, their daughter had been found on Monday, Feb. 12. They are currently waiting for her at the police station.

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