Gatton teenager Jayde Kendall.
Gatton teenager Jayde Kendall. Contributed

Missing Gatton teen: Who is Jayde Kendall?

JAYDE Kendall looked to be comfortable with the male driver of the red car she was seen getting into on Friday afternoon.

The 16-year-old is a dedicated student, conscientious about her studies and enthusiastic about her job at McDonald's.

She is not the kind of kid to simply run away from home and not make contact with her family or friends.

Darling Downs District Inspector Dave Isherwood said the scandalous rumours and sexual innuendo being posted on social media about the Gatton teenager's character was "absolute garbage".

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"She is a child that is very interested in her future with respect to her education and she enjoyed her engagement with staff and customers at her job," he said.

"There was no boyfriend that we know of in recent times."

Staff and students at Lockyer District State High School have been offered support if requested while the search for Jayde continues.

"Guidance counsellors are monitoring the needs of students and staff to provide support in any way they require and for as long as they need it," a Department of Education and Training spokesman said.

The extensive ground search for Jayde is expected to be called off this afternoon as no further clues have been located.



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