Vigil held for missing Floyd County teen

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Family, friends and the law enforcement community in Floyd county gathering Thursday night to pray for a missing teen. 17 year-old Caitlyn "Brianna" Boston was last seen on Monday. She's the daughter of a Floyd County Sheriff Cpl. Tony Boston.

According to her family, Caitlyn was at home with her mom and brothers when she just disappeared. Her mom, Carmalita Boston, said the only way she could have left without anyone knowing was through her bedroom window.

She doesn't have a car and she didn't take her phone.

Boston said her daughter has never run away before. None of her friends have seen or heard from her. And they've always monitored her internet activity.

"We have things in place on all of our devices for the kids so that we will know what's going on," said Boston. "But we can't always know if they use someone else's phone or tablet. We have no idea."

Caitlyn's picture and information is now part of the national database of Missing and Exploited Children. The Floyd County Police Department is handling the investigation but Floyd County Sheriff Deputies are also actively looking because this is one of their own.

"I think we need to get out and do what we can to help him and get his daughter back as soon as we can," said Major Dave Roberson, Floyd County Sheriff Office.

Her family had a message for Caitlyn if she was listening or watching.

"We love you, just come home."


Boston is described by police as being 5-feet tall, weighing about 220 pounds, with brown hair, and brown eyes.

Anyone who sees her is asked to call 911 immediately.