TIMELINE: Disappearance of Gatton teen Jayde Kendall

Jayde Kendall has been missing since last Friday.
Jayde Kendall has been missing since last Friday. Contributed

JAYDE Kendall left school on Friday afternoon, got into a red car and disappeared. We look back on how the search for the 16-year-old has unfolded.

Friday, August 14

  • Jayde Kendall leaves school and gets in a red car.
  • No suspicion she was forced.
  • Failed to show for shift at McDonald's.
  • Father raises alarm with police about 9pm.
  • Last time teen accesses bank accounts and withdraws money

Saturday, August 15

  • Missing persons report officially filed with police
  • Investigation into the disappearance starts

Sunday, August 16

  • Statement released by police asking for information about Jayde Kendall
  • Photo released, with description.
  • Asks for people to report sightings to Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000
Jayde Kendall
Jayde Kendall Contributed

Monday, August 17

  • Newspapers report on Jayde's disappearance, carrying message from police to report any information
  • Police continue search for teen in Gatton area

Tuesday, August 18

  • Facebook page Help Find Jayde established and gains support from community
  • Police focus on speaking with driver of red car after learning his identity
  • He remains a person of interest, not a suspect, at this stage

Wednesday, August 19

  • Item belonging to Jayde found by a passer-by at Walloon, near Ipswich
  • Police confirm it belongs to the missing teen
  • Police release the fact they have spoken with driver of red car Jayde was seen getting into who gives version of events which police say is credible
  • Major investigation centre established at Laidley
  • SES crews and police divers search bushland and waterways and dams near Ipswich after item found
The search for Jayde Kendall.
The search for Jayde Kendall. Inga Williams

Thursday, August 20

  • Police slam rumours on social media that Jayde has run away from family
  • Darling Downs District Detective Inspector Dave Isherwood says there is no basis to reports Jayde is a promiscuous teen
  • Reiterates plea for any information to be reported to Crime Stoppers
  • Crews resumed search at 6am for missing teen


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