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Dive teams (left) searched for Kayla Campbell (right) who’s cellphone, bike and helmet were discovered at a lake on 12/10/12

12/13/12 LATEST UPDATE: Parents’ agony as body of missing teen is found in pond four days after her phone and bike were found nearby

  • Kayla Campbell was last seen on Sunday at her parent’s house in Mint Hill, North Carolina
  • Father reported her missing when she failed to come home Sunday night
  • Father Robert Campbell expresses concern over ‘unhealthy’ relationships she had through her Tumblr page
  • Her bike, helmet and cell phone were found near the pond two days ago and police searched but body only found when pond drained

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12/11/12, NORTH CAROLINA — Police have been searching for Kayla Campbell, 16, after finding the teen’s bike, helmet and cell-phone abandoned near a large lake off Pumpkin Way Drive in Mint Hill yesterday

Kayla was last seen on Sunday, December 9th around 2:30pm leaving her Mint Hill home in Dartmoor, NC sometime during the afternoon. As she was leaving, she told her parents she would be home in a little while. When she didn’t return, her father phoned police and told them that his daughter was supposed to return home at around 5:15 p.m.

FBI have joined in on the search for the missing girl after police and dive teams searced the lake for several hours after finding her possessions. They pulled her items out of the pond but Kayla’s whereabouts remain unknown. Tips have been pouring in and authorities are following up on everyone of them.

“Detectives received several tips throughout the evening and are following up on all calls that were received,” investigators told WBTV on Tuesday morning.

According to family members, Kayla suffers from depression.

Her brother Josh Campbell told WBTV: ‘She’s a great kid, couldn’t ask for a better sister. All we want right now is for her to come home safe and unharmed.

He went on to say: “On her battle with depression, Kayla was getting better. She was working with professionals who were getting her the helps she needs and she was getting better.”

Kayla is described as a Caucasian female with brunette (brown) hair and blue eyes. She is 5’6” tall weighing approximately 125 pounds.

If you have any information regarding this case you’re asked to please contact: Mint Hill Police Department at (704)-545-1085.