Detroit police search for missing teen

Evan James Carter
The Detroit News

Detroit — Detroit police are searching for a 16-year-old girl they said was last seen Saturday morning after an argument with her mom.

Nyaudra Jarrett is described as 5 feet 6 inches tall and 130 pounds. She was last seen wearing a gray sweater, black leggings, and black-and-white slip-on shoes with a small dog design on the side.

Nicole Jarrett, Nyaudra Jarrett's mother, said she is worried because when Nyaudra is under too much stress, she can have a "pseudo-seizure."

Nyaudra was last seen by her mother at about 2 a.m. Saturday at their home on the 8600 block of Epworth Street on Detroit's west side.

"I just want her to come home," Jarrett said, adding that at the least, she wants her daughter to let her know that she is safe. 

Nyaudra and her mother were arguing on the drive home after Nyaudra had gotten her hair done.

According to Jarrett, the teen threatened to leap out of the vehicle, Jarrett said, and she had to grab her daughter's arm to prevent her from jumping out.

Nyaudra was talking about being able to "be gone in seconds" and the money she could use for Lyft and Uber, ride-sharing services, her mother said.

After the two returned home at about 2 a.m. Saturday, Jarrett said she went inside her home on Detroit's west side for about two minutes. When she came back outside, her daughter was gone.

Nyaudra left with her phone, but without her phone charger and her pursue, her mother said.

Jarrett said that after she came back outside she could hear what she thought to be her daughter yelling. Jarrett said she called to her daughter, but she didn't hear anything more.

"Beyond all of this, Nyaudra is an amazing kid and an amazing student," Jarrett said. "I'm just hoping for the best, and I just want my baby home."

 Jarrett is described as being 5 feet 6 inches tall and 130 pounds. She was last seen wearing a gray sweater, black leggings with black-and-white slip-on shoes with a dog design on the side.

Anyone who has seen Nyaudra Jarrett or knows of her whereabouts is asked to call the Detroit police 10th Precinct's Investigative Unit at (313) 596-1040 or Crimes Stoppers at (800) 773-2587.