The family of the 13-year-old says a body pulled from a pond on the border of Kansas City, Missouri, and Gladstone Friday matches the description of Jayden Michael Robker. 

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A young Kansas City teenager was reported missing more than a month ago. Now, the Federal Bureau of Investigation is offering a $5,000 reward for information on Jayden Michael Robker. 

Jayden, 13, was last seen at 3 p.m. on Feb. 2, 2023, in Kansas City, Mo. The FBI shares details in a flyer, saying he was in an area of Northwest Plaza Avenue and Northwest Plaza Drive. His family tells KMBC that Jayden left home to sell Pokémon cards. At the time, he was wearing a green camouflage hoodie, grey sweatpants and black Puma tennis shoes. He was riding a black razor skateboard.

"The last time I saw him, he was all happy, said he was collecting Pokémon cards still,” said Sophia Robker, Jayden’s 11-year-old cousin. "He's a really nice kid. He wouldn't really run away for whatever reason."

She was among dozens of people who helped canvass the area where he was last seen, near the QuikTrip on Northwest Englewood Road, looking for information on him. There, they passed out more than 800 flyers in the area.

"That's a lot to take in,” Sophia said. “I hope people notice and actually care when we give these to them. Not only that like that but try to look out for him. That’s what I hope.”

This past weekend, the family’s church, Good Shephard Gladstone, held a 13-hour prayer and candlelight vigil in honor of the boy.

The family said Jayden has run away from home before, but this time it feels different. The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children shares he may still be in the area.


Missing from: Kansas City, Mo.

Missing since: Feb. 2, 2023

Age: 13

Height: 5’7’’

Weight: 130 pounds

Hair: Brown

Eyes: Brown

If you have information that could help the case, contact the Kansas City Police Department (816) 234-5111; Kansas City Crime Stoppers at (816) 474-TIPS; the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children at (800) THE-LOST or on NCMEC’s website by clicking here; or the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Kansas City Field Office at (816) 512-8200. You may also contact your local FBI office, the nearest American Embassy or Consulate, or you can click here to submit an anonymous tip online to the FBI..

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