Deputies locate 14-year-old girl who was reported missing in Broward County

NORTH LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Broward Sheriff’s Office deputies confirmed Monday morning that a 14-year-old girl who was reported missing Sunday in Broward County has been found safe.

Detectives said Jaylah Nelson vanished at about 10 p.m., on Saturday, in North Lauderdale, according to Gerdy St. Louis, a spokeswoman for BSO.

She had last been seen at the Alvista Lauderdale Apartment Homes, a complex east of the intersection of Hampton Boulevard and Southwest 81st Avenue.

BSO confirmed that Jaylah was found safe with the assistance of the Fort Lauderdale Police Department.

No other details were released.


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