Missing child alert

Jim Gaines
Staff Writer

Kaelyn Grace Conerly, 16, disappeared from the Castlewoods area of Rankin County about 2:30 p.m. Thursday, according to a news release from the Mississippi Department of Public Safety. Anyone with information on her whereabouts is asked to contact the Rankin County Sheriff’s Office at 601-825-1480 or at tips@rankincounty.org.
Conerly is a white female, 5 feet 3 inches tall, 163 pounds, with long brown hair and hazel eyes, according to Warren Strain, MDPS public affairs director. She was last seen wearing a grey hoodie, black leggings, black backpack and possibly a black hat. She was carrying a black backpack with a pink zipper.