Name: Kayla Laray Atwood
Age: 32 years old
Last Seen: January 3, 2024
Location: Pensacola, Florida
Status: Found deceased on January 11, 2024
32 year old Kayla Atwood was last seen in Pensacola, Florida on January 3, 2024. She disappeared after getting into a yellow Penske truck.
32 year old Kayla Atwood was last seen in Pensacola, Florida on January 3, 2024.
She dropped her children off at school that morning in the 500 block of Fairfield Drive, but never returned to pick them up.
Kayla was last seen getting into a yellow Penske box truck with a white sign on the passenger door in the 2300 block of West Belmont Street (pictured below).
She was reported missing to the Pensacola Police Department on January 5, 2024.
Kayla is usually active on social media, but there has been no activity on her accounts since she went missing.
None of her family members have been able to contact her. She has four children, and her family says she wouldn’t just leave without contacting anyone.
Ex Boyfriend Arrested in Connection With Kayla’s Disappearance
Kayla’s ex boyfriend, 34 year old Mikhail Fountain, was taken into custody in connection with her disappearance on January 9, 2024.
Investigators found that the driver of the Penske truck did drop Kayla off at home around 2:30 pm on January 3. She was then picked up by someone in a truck matching the description of one owned by Fountain.
Fountain spoke to Kayla’s neighbors around 4:30 pm that day and asked to view their surveillance footage. After authorities gained access to those filed they realized a large number of them had been deleted.
Authorities have been searching Fountain’s home and analyzing cell phone records, but have yet to locate Kayla. Fountain is currently being held on a $50,000 bond.
Remains of Kayla Atwood Found
On January 9, 2024, Kayla’s remains were found in a shallow grave near the intersection of Fairfield Drive and Crow Road in Escambia County on Thursday evening.
Fountain, who was released on bond earlier that day for a tampering with evidence charge, was taken back into custody and charged with homicide. He’s currently being held without bond.
The location of Kayla Atwood, as well as the circumstances surrounding her disappearance, remains unknown. Her case is classified as missing and remains unsolved.
Kayla stands 5’5 tall and weighs approximately 170 pounds. She has long black braided hair with blonde in it.
Kayla has “Linda” tattooed on her neck, as well as other chest tattoos. She has ear and nose piercings, and a distinct mole on her nose.
If you have any information regarding the disappearance of Kayla Atwood please contact the Pensacola Police Department at (850) 435-1845.
Police Search for Missing 32 Year Old Woman Last Seen in Pensacola on Wednesday – WEAR TV
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