Missing Miami Gardens girl found in Hollywood

Teen arrested, missing girl reunited with family

Published On: Sep 06 2012 06:16:54 AM EDT   Updated On: Sep 07 2012 11:49:44 AM EDT
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. -

Miami Gardens police say an 11-year-old girl who went missing Wednesday was found in Hollywood overnight.

Melaine Sharp Ubiera was found sitting by the pool at 1856 Sherman Street, according to investigators.

A 16-year-old boy was arrested in connection with her disappearance and taken to the juvenile jail.

Ubiera had last been seen at her home along NW 43rd Ct. and 178th Dr. about 5 a.m. Wednesday.

Her grandfather said he thought he caught her trying to sneak out of their Miami Gardens home on Tuesday night, but when he went back to bed, he didn't think any more of it until she was gone Wednesday morning. 

The girl's brother told Local 10 she said she wanted to run away.

Ubiera has been reunited with her family.