Gainesville girl, 16, found safe, deputies say
GAINESVILLE, Fla. – A missing child alert for a 16-year-old Alachua County girl was canceled after the teen was found safe, authorities said.
According to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, Laurie Balthazar was reported missing after she was last seen March 7 on Northwest 27th Avenue in Gainesville.
The Alachua County Sheriff's Office tweeted early Tuesday evening that Laurie was located safely.
UPDATE - LOCATED! Thank you for all the tips, retweets, and the Team Effort to find her - she is safe and sound and with our deputies now. https://t.co/1H5T47A6Jz— Alachua Co. Sheriff (@AlachuaSheriff) March 20, 2018
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