Parents of a teenage couple dubbed 'Romeo and Juliet' have made a desperate plea for them to come home after they ran away 11 days ago.
Jayden Thomas, 13, and Braxton Wood, 14, were last seen on Monday, August 26, in Clare, Michigan. Braxton took his mother's Ford Explorer.
Since then, neither family have heard anything from them. Both sets of parents said the young couple's relationship had grown too serious too soon.
They were said to have been very upset at the news they would be going to different Michigan high schools, which they would have started this week.
Jayden's mother also revealed that she told her daughter she no longer supported the six-month relationship. She ran away some time later.
Kelly Drinkwine said: "It's like they fell off the face of the earth. No one can find them.
"She wrote a message for me in lipstick on the mirror saying, 'I love you so much, stay happy and beautiful'.
"They are two babies trying to take on the world. There are mean, horrible people out there. Just come home, baby. Just come home."
She said their six-month relationship was too serious and Jayden said she could not live without Braxton.
"That's when I felt I had to bring my daughter back to reality. The day she left I told her I no longer supported their relationship," she told local TV.
Brandon's father Ed Wood told local TV: "It's like a nightmare. You don't know what to do, where to go or who to call."
Braxton's mother, Sarah Kiley. "They can't live on their own. They are 13 and 14 years old. They didn't want to do anything but be with each other. It was pretty intense for a 14-year-old."
Jayden is described as five feet, three inches tall. She has blonde hair and hazel/blue eyes. Braxton is five feet, inches inches tall, and has blonde hair and blue eyes.
Their parents believe they only had around $80, a video game console, a coin collection and other items that could be sold for cash.
Suggested For You
SUBSCRIBE AND FOLLOW
Get top stories and blog posts emailed to me each day. Newsletters may offer personalized content or advertisements.Learn more