Missing again: Stephenville police confirm disappearance of local teen

Ashley Inge
Kaylee Raye Cagle

A 13-year-old girl who has a history of running away was reported missing at approximately 8:40 p.m. Wednesday night.

Lt. James Gresham with the Stephenville Police Department confirmed to the E-T Thursday morning that Kayle Raye Cagle “is a runaway again.”

“We are actively looking for her,” Gresham said.

Kaylee was last reported missing on Aug. 15 by her father and was located unharmed nine days later at a residence in Hurst.

Kaylee was also reported missing on July 6, 2019. She was safely located in San Antonio a short time later inside the apartment of then 18-year-old Hakeem Ismaaeel Abdulrahim, a man she had reportedly met online.

Abdulrahim, now 20, was also interviewed following Kaylee’s disappearance last month and was taken into custody on an outstanding warrant and was held at the Adult Detention Center in Bexar County.

On Aug. 27, Abdulrahim was transferred to Erath County Jail and on Aug. 28, was charged with online solicitation of a minor under 14. His bond is currently set at $15,000.

“Any time a young girl is a runaway, we are concerned for her welfare when she’s not under the supervision of her parents,” Gresham said.

Officers of the Stephenville Police Department have been actively pursuing leads in this case. Officers have been in contact with state and local agencies asking for their assistance to locate and provide resources to bring her home safely. At this time, police do not believe Kaylee was forcibly abducted or is being held against her will.

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Stephenville Police Department at 254-918-1273. Anyone with information who wishes to remain anonymous can report that information to Erath County Crime Stoppers at 254-965-2274.