FBI Searches Missing Mint Hill Teen's Home
MINT HILL, N.C. - Kayla Campbell's Mint Hill home was full of volunteers, friends and Wednesday night, the FBI. About ten agents and members of the Evidence Response Team entered the missing teen's home. The wore gloves, took pictures and also examined the home's exterior.
An FBI spokesperson says this search is "standard operating procedure" for any missing person's case. They were in the house for about four hours.
Minutes before the team arrived, Kayla's brother talked with us about how he's holding up. "You're holding up as well as you can. There's a kid missing, somebody's daughter, sister, neighbor, friend, is missing," says Josh Campbell. He tells us his sister is a typical teen. "She was happy and smiling and laughing and doing all the things a 16-year-old girl does."
But Kayla's blog on Tumblr paints a different picture. There are several disturbing references to death and photos of scarred arms after self-inflicted razor cuts. Her brother says, "I haven't seen Kayla's Tumblr page so I can't comment on it."
At a pond near Kayla's house, crews worked for hours in the cold rain to drain the water out. It's about 15 feet deep. Her cell phone, bike and helmet were found near it on Monday. Josh Campbell says, "They're draining it because they feel that that's one of the things they could do to try to mark it off the list."
We're told the pond may not be drained until one or two AM Thursday. Kayla's family has also hired a private investigator. It's the same private investigator hired by Crystal Morrison's family. The Concord mother disappeared on August 23rd.