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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.

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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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