Natchitoches woman, dog found by motorist on I-49

Missing Natchitoches woman-Kayla Brown

SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) - UPDATE: Kayla Sheryl Brown and her dog “Beanu” were found Wednesday afternoon by a driver on I-49. According to Natchitoches Parish Sheriff Victor Jones, the driver recognized the young woman and her dog from media advisories and contacted police.

Brown and her dog were taken to the sheriff’s office. She told investigators that she had a panic attack and wanted to leave the group she was with.

She tells deputies she departed from the wilderness area and there were only trees. For days, Brown and Beanu survived off of mushrooms, berries, nuts and creek water.

Deputies are in the process of connecting her with family members.

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The Natchitioches Parish Sheriff’s Deputies and U.S. Forest Service Agents are working to locate a missing woman and her dog.

According to authorities, 24-year-old Kayla Sheryl Brown was last seen walking away from the Red Bluff Camp area in Kisatchie National Forest with her black pit bulldog on Friday.

Kayla Brown, of Philadelphia, PA, is described to be 5′4″ tall and weighs 190 pounds with brown eyes and black hair.

She was reportedly last seen with a group of people when she decided to leave and told other camp visitors she was going to try and make it back to Philadelphia.

Detectives say they interviewed a couple who saw Brown walking in Kisatchie around 9:30 a.m. on Monday.

According to the couple, Brown told them that she was trying to make it to a store and did not seem to be in any distress.

Deputies say they want to make contact with Brown to be sure she is safe and need assistance if possible.

If you have any information on the whereabouts of Kayla Brown and her black pit bulldog or notice the matching description, you are urged to contact the Natchitotches Parish Sheriff’s Office at (318) 352-6432.

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