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Florida missing child alert issued for 17-year-old Hawthorne girl

Teen believed to have run off with trucker who goes by 'Road Rage' online

Missing child alert issued for 17-year-old Kaileigh Hand.
Missing child alert issued for 17-year-old Kaileigh Hand.

HAWTHORNE, Fla. – Florida investigators have asked for help finding a 17-year-old Alachua County girl they believe might have run off with a trucker who goes by "Road Rage" online.

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement issued a missing child alert for Kaileigh Hand. She has brown hair and brown eyes, is about 5 feet 5 inches tall and weighs 260 pounds, authorities said.

Authorities said the girl's mother checked on her in the middle of the night and realized she had left their home on SE 221 Street in Hawthorne.

She was last seen at 2:30 a.m. wearing a gray dress, black tights and black high heels. Authorities said they have tried to call Kaileigh's phone, but they believe it has been shut off.

Deputies said Kaileigh takes medication for high blood pressure and a bleeding disorder, and it's unclear if she has her medication with her.

Deputies said Kaileigh met "Road Rage" through a social media app called Line Chat in October and her mother has been trying to end the relationship. "Road Rage" claimed to be a 17-year-old boy who drives trucks for a living. They believe she might have run off with him.

FDLE officials later said Kaileigh may be in the company of 25-year-old Charles McMullen. 

It's unclear whether McMullen is "Road Rage." 

McMullen, of Hawthrone, has brown hair, blue eyes and is about 6 feet tall, authorities said.

FDLE officials said the they may be traveling to Caledona, Minnesota in a black, 2002 Pontiac Aztek with a Minnesota tag number 600VUV. The vehicle has damage to the passenger side.

Anyone with information about their whereabouts is asked to call 911 or the Alachua County Sheriff's Office at 352-682-8912.