Sheriff's Office Looking For Baton Rouge Teen

East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s deputies are looking for a 16-year-old Baton Rouge girl that they believe ran away from home early yesterday morning or Monday night.


Kathryn Labauve, 16, of Baton Rouge is believed to have left her home Monday evening or early Tuesday morning and took her mother’s 2007 powder blue Toyota RAV with an LSU license plate. Detectives are also looking for 41 -year-old John Lamberson, of 1037 Laurel St. Baton Rouge, La. as he may have information pertaining to Labauve’s whereabouts.


The vehicle was spotted yesterday in Lafayette and St. Martin parishes. It was seen in LaPlace, Louisiana last night headed east on I-10. Labauve could possibly be headed toward Florida.  


Anyone with information as to Labauve or Lamberson’s whereabouts is asked to contact law enforcement immediately. The East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office can be contacted at  (225) 389-5073 or Crime Stoppers at (225) 344-STOP.



The Baton Rouge teen was found today in St. John the Baptist Parish in LaPlace, La. with the male suspect, John Landis Lamberson III, 41, at approximately 12:15 p.m. while at a local gas station. Residents in the area recognized her from the news and contacted the local law enforcement agency.


St. John the Baptist Sheriff’s Office took custody of both the teen and Lamberson. Lamberson will be charged with criminal charges in St. John the Baptist Parish and will be transferred to EBR Parish for Contributing to the Delinquency of a Juvenile and  Principal to Unauthorized Use of a Movable.


The teen was in good health. Investigation is ongoing.