Kayla Scarbury and Branden Gamble have been located in Connecticut and are in custody.

According to the TheDay.com, they were spotted at a Wal-Mart in Waterford, connecticut.

By , Staff Reporter
Mount Vernon News

MOUNT VERNON — The Mount Vernon Police Department is conducting a search for 14-year-old Kayla Scarbury who was reported missing by her mother, Jackie Scarbury, at 5:08 p.m. Monday.

Interim chief Capt. George Hartz told the News that Kayla’s mother, who had left for work earlier that morning, received a call from Mount Vernon Middle School around 10 a.m. Monday saying Kayla had not arrived at school that day.

Hartz believes that Kayla may be with 16-year-old friend Branden Gamble. No contact has been made with Gamble since Monday, said Hartz, who expects his mother to file a report with the Knox County Sheriff’s Office.

Gamble, who has been living with a friend on East Chestnut Street, is believed to be driving a red GMC S15 pickup truck with license plate number FRR 3076.

Kayla is 5 feet, 6 inches tall, weighs approximately 135 pounds, and has dark brown hair and blue eyes. She is possibly wearing a purple North Face jacket and carrying a gray and pink book bag, according to the police report.

In the case of missing person reports, minors can be reported missing as soon as suspected, said Hartz. This information is then entered into the state computer system. Amber alerts can be issued if there is a suspicion of abduction, but Hartz has no reason to believe there is foul play in this case.

“We have every reason to believe she is with Branden,” he said. The MVPD is taking every possible means of locating the two youth as soon as possible.

If anyone knows anything about the whereabouts of Kayla or Branden, they are asked to call the MVPD at 740-397-2222.

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Alan Reed: 740-397-5333 or alan.reed@mountvernonnews.com and on Twitter, @mountvernonnews

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