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Abducted 2-year-old girl found safe

Jacksonville Sheriff's Office says argument led to abduction

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Police say the 2-year-old girl taken Thursday afternoon from a Northwest Jacksonville home in a dispute over a car was found safe about eight hours later.

Family members said Jacksonville Sheriff's Office detectives told them the child, Wynter Floyd, was dropped off at the corner of Moncrief Road and Owen Avenue -- about 3 miles from where she was taken. People in the area heard the girl crying and took her to Wolfson Children's Hospital.

The girl was checked out and given the all clear.

"I thank God that she's safe and she's in good condition and I'm just happy she's here back with me," the child's mom, Carla Floyd, said. "My mind got to me thinking she was gone forever, and now she's here forever."

According to police, Rachael Wynn got into an argument with the family of Wynter Floyd over a car loaned to the girl's father. Police were told Wynn entered the home on East Leonard Circle about noon and took the child without permission.

Wynn was last heard saying she would return the child in exchange for the car. Police said the vehicle, a black 2007 Chevrolet Impala, was returned to the area of Lem Turner Road and Grand Street, but it disappeared again.

"Please bring my baby back," Carla Floyd said earlier in the night. "I don't got no beef with you. I don't care about you, just bring me my baby."

Carla Floyd, told News4Jax she went to school with Wynn, who she calls Mookie, and she's "been nothing but friendly to me."

Police were investigating this as a child abduction. The JSO confirmed that Wynn was also located and being questioned. It wasn't known what charges she could face.