Ji'ziyah Reale Gayle, 3-week-old missing girl, teen mom found safe, back home

UPDATE: A 16-year-old Martin County mother and her 3-week-old daughter have been located and are safe, according to the Martin County Sheriff's Office.

They had been missing since Friday, when Ji'ziyah Reale Gayle left the home with the child and three men.

Detectives brought them home late Monday afternoon.


MARTIN COUNTY — The Martin County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help to find an endangered 3-week-old baby girl, according to sheriff's news release.

The baby, Ji'ziyah Reale Gayle, is in the custody of her 16-year-old mother Diamond Jackson, whom sheriff's officials describe as a chronic runaway who left her Hobe Sound home with the child and three men Friday.

Witnesses say both the mother and child got into a Maroon SUV with three black males, each around 6-feet tall with a medium build, according to the release.

Jackson told her mother she was headed to Palm Beach County. She did not take any diapers, formula, or money with her and her family says she does not have proper means to care for the infant. The child is considered endangered, the release said.

Anyone with any information on where Jackson or the infant might be is asked to call 911.