Metro police seek help finding 13-year-old missing since Dec. 20

Posted at 1:18 PM, Jan 07, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-08 00:03:46-05

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF)  — Metro Nashville police have asked the public’s help in locating a missing 13-year-old who was last seen on December 20.

Police said Ja’Mya Boyd was last seen at her home in the 300 block of Kothe Way. Ja’Mya reportedly left the home with her school laptop computer and an iPad.

Police said they have not found any known computer/social media activity by Ja’Mya since December 20. She did not leave her home with her cell phone.

Investigators said it appears Ja’Mya received a ride to her grandmother’s Trinity Lane home that morning but did not have any interaction with her grandmother. Around noon, she called her grandmother from an unknown number.

Detectives said they have spoken with Ja’Mya’s family, friends, and administrators at her school to attempt to determine her whereabouts. They have also visited several residences in hopes of locating her and are working to follow up on leads from out of state.

Her STRIVE Academy principal, Lakendra Butler, describes Ja'Mya as "a trusted friend and a student" who enjoyed volleyball and soccer. Ja'Mya was also bright. Butler said Ja'Mya took high school level courses while in 8th grade.

Butler noted around the time of her disappearance, Ja'Mya's parents "were able to get into her Instagram account, and they were able to see messages, but all of it had been wiped out in terms of like pictures and profile page- all of that."

Anyone who sees Ja’Mya or has information about her whereabouts is asked to call the Emergency Communications Center at 615-862-8600.