9-year-old Jacksonville girl found safe after Florida Missing Child Alert issued

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — A missing 9-year-old Jacksonville girl and her mother have been found safe after the Florida Department of Law Enforcement issued a Florida Missing Child Alert on Thursday morning.

The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office first alerted the public Wednesday night that police were looking for Layla Jenkins and her mother Nakita Adside.


FDLE said Thursday morning when it issued the alert, “Due to an ongoing investigation, this case has been upgraded to a Missing Child Alert.”

Before Layla and her mother were found safe, JSO said they were last seen on Monday at around 8:45 p.m. in the area of 1800 Myrtle Avenue.

Layla was reported missing by her father on Wednesday just before 6:30 p.m.

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