A mom is asking for the community’s help with finding her 13-year-old daughter. There is concern for her mental health.


Lamyah Shaffer was last seen around 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 20., 2022, near Central and Ridge in Wichita, her mother, Whitney Davis shares.


Lamyah suffers with mental health issues, including bipolar depression and oppositional defiant disorder (ODD), her mom said.  She was having an episode when her mom last saw her Tuesday, her mom explains. She also lives with learning disability.


“Don’t judge my baby please,” her mom shares in a post online. “I’ll stand by here for the rest of her life and be with her. But I need to get her to safety to help her.”


Lamyah’s 14th birthday is Monday. The teenager was last seeing wearing a Jaws shirt with a shark on it, light blue sweats and multi-colored crocs with Jibbitz charms on them.


If you see her, call police to report that tip.  


Missing from: Wichita, Kan.

Missing since: Sept. 20, 2022

Age when reported missing: 13

Height then: 5’4’’

Weight then: 170 pounds

Hair: Black, but with red dye in it

Eyes: Brown

Distinguishing marks: pierced ears

If you have information that could help the case, contact the Wichita Police Department at (316) 660-9456 or the Kansas Bureau of Investigation at (785) 296-4017. You can also leave an anonymous tip with the KBI by clicking here.

KAKE News features the story of a missing person every weekday in our newscasts at 6 a.m. and 5 p.m. If you have a person you’d like for us to share a story about, please contact Anchor Annette Lawless at [email protected].