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Cutler Bay girl, 14, found in Homestead

Police use Kik app to locate Kaylee Fornaris

Kaylee Fornaris, 14, was last seen at her Cutler Bay home Saturday.
Kaylee Fornaris, 14, was last seen at her Cutler Bay home Saturday.

CUTLER BAY, Fla. – Police said a 14-year-old Cutler Bay girl has been found in Homestead.

Miami-Dade police said Kaylee Fornaris had been missing since Saturday.

At first, her parents thought she ran away, but then family and friends started receiving strange messages on an instant messaging app called Kik.

Her stepfather, Juan Vazquez, said the messages said she needed help and that people were watching her. 

Miami-Dade police used the app to track her to a house in Homestead, where two men were detained.

It wasn't immediately known why she was there or how she got there

"All I know is that she is alive," Vazquez said.

Her family was thankful that she's safe.

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