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Update: Missing teen found in Opelousas

Posted at 4:55 PM, Dec 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-02 12:05:51-05

OPELOUSAS, La. — Update: The mother of 15-year-old Jaydon Burns says he's been found safe.


The Opelousas Police Department and the St. Landry Parish Sheriff’s Office are searching for a teenager who was reported missing in Opelousas.

According to Opelousas Police Chief Martin McLendon, 15-year-old Jaydon Burns has been missing since Saturday morning. That day, he was seen near the Walmart Supercenter on Creswell Lane.

Jaydon was last seen Sunday evening near the intersection of North Main Street and East Prudomme Lane.

The teenager has black hair and red braces. He was last seen wearing acid-washed jeans, a Dallas Cowboys hoodie with a blue shirt underneath and gray and black Air Jordan sneakers.

Jaydon's parents are afraid he's in danger.

If you have any information on Jaydon’s whereabouts, call the the Opelousas Police Department at (337) 948-2500 or the St. Landry Parish Sheriff’s Office at (337) 948-6516.