Missing New York tourist found, Miami-Dade police say

Detectives said Amanda Caress went missing on Thursday morning in North Miami Beach. (MDPD)

NORTH MIAMI BEACH, Fla. – A 19-year-old tourist from New York who vanished in Miami-Dade County was found and reunited with her family Saturday afternoon, police said.

Amanda Caress, who also has ties to North Carolina, vanished on Thursday morning from the area of Jackson North Medical Center in North Miami Beach, according to the Miami-Dade Police Department.

Detectives feared Caress has no connections to South Florida and she may have needed help.

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