As police continue search for missing teen, one man is taken into custody in Bexar County.


By SARA VANDEN BERGE

A 13-year-old girl with a history of running away has been missing for a week now and police say they are still tracking down leads in hopes of finding her.

Kaylee Raye Cagle was reported missing on Aug. 15 by her father who told police that she had last been seen around midnight on Friday, Aug. 14.


‘We have been in contact with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children and they are going to start publicizing her disappearance,” Lt. James Gresham told Beneath the Surface News. “There have been a lot of questions about why there wasn’t an Amber Alert issued, but the case doesn’t meet the criteria.”

Gresham said there is speculation that Kaylee might have gone to San Antonio to meet a man she had previously run away with.

Hakeem Ismaaeel Abdulrahim

That man, Hakeem Ismaaeel Abdulrahim, 20, was arrested last year after investigators found Kaylee in his San Antonio apartment.

“Her parents suspect that she might still be in touch with him so we sent two detectives to San Antonio,” Gresham said.


Abdulrahim reportedly told detectives that he had been in contact with Kaylee since her disappearance, but did not provide information about her whereabouts.

Abdulrahim has been taken into custody on an outstanding warrant and is currently being held at the Adult Detention Center in Bexar County.

Gresham said investigators are working around the clock to locate Kaylee whose young age makes her disappearance more dangerous and the need to find her more urgent.

“By all accounts it appears that she has left willingly,” Gresham said. “But she is a 13-year-old girl who does not understand the consequences of her actions. She doesn’t need to be running around with older men in other cities.”

Gresham is urging anyone who might have information on Kaylee’s whereabout to call the Stephenville Police Department at 254-918-1273.

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