JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Two missing girls whom police were searching for Monday in the Wesconnett area on the city's Westside have been found, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office.
The Sheriff's Office said Monday night that the two children did not come home from school Monday afternoon and were were later found by officers at a local park.
Earlier in the day, officers were called to the intersection of 105th Street and Wesconnett Boulevard, just south of where Timuquana Road becomes 103rd Street.
About a dozen police cars could be seen Monday night in the parking lot of the Jacksonville Baptist Theology Center at the corner of the intersection. Police tape surrounded the building, which is across the street from a school.
A News4Jax crew at the scene saw detectives using a flashlight to look at a brown van within the crime scene tape at the church. Two people, a man and a woman, could also be seen in the back of two separate police vehicles.
About 9:45 p.m., the JSO mobile command center arrived at the scene.
Just minutes later, the Sheriff's Office confirmed to News4Jax that the girls had been found.