SPOKANE, Wash. -- An Amber Alert was issued Monday night for missing 16-year-old Kiera Inman of Spokane, who is described as "developmentally delayed" and who police say cognitively functions at about the same level as an 11-year-old.
She was last seen near 1712 E. Houghton Court in north Spokane on Sunday.
Police say Kiera is believed to be in the company of Zachary Jones, 30, of Newport News, Va., in a 1997 blue Acura 4-door with Virginia plates VGD6867. Spokane Police said the paint on the trunk of the vehicle is noticeably faded and worn. A photo of a similar vehicle is below.
Spokane Police said she was first reported as a runaway Sunday, but detectives found out Monday that she had speaking online with an adult male from another state who they believe to be Jones.
The AmberAlert.com poster information said her grandmother reported Kiera left evidence that she left home willingly, but that she functions "at a diminished capacity and unable to make realistic life choices." The poster said she requires medication, but it did not say what kind of medication the teenager takes.
"The child's grandmother advises she left on foot but her cell phone tracked her possibly in a vehicle," the alert said.
Spokane Police said they have no indication where they might be heading, although the Amber Alert was extended to the state of Idaho on Monday night.
Kiera is described as 5-foot-3, 110 pounds, with brown hair, hazel eyes. She wears thick rimmed glasses and has a bright green cast on her right forearm. She was last seen wearing a gray hoodie and light blue jeans.
Jones is described as white, 5-foot-8, about 118 pounds, with blonde hair, blue eyes. Spokane Police said they only consider Jones as a "person of interest" at this time.
If you have any information, call 911 or the Spokane Police Department at (509) 456-2233.