Central Florida girl reported missing found in South Carolina, officials say

Melisa Manuel, 11, reported missing Monday afternoon


OVIEDO, Fla. – A Central Florida girl who was reported missing Monday afternoon was found Monday night in South Carolina.

A statewide missing child alert had been issued Monday for the Melisa Manuel, 11, who had last been seen in the area of the 900 block of Sharon Court in Oviedo. Officials believed her to be in the company of 22-year-old Antonio Morales and Karla Martinez, according to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.

Officials said when Melisa was found she was with two other people, but those people have not been identified.

Police said charges are pending. It's unclear when Melisa and the two others will be back in Florida.

If you have any information contact FDLE or the Oviedo Police Department at 407-665-6650 or 911.

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