Gainesville girl, 16, found safe, deputies say

Laurie Balthazar, 16, was last seen March 7 in Gainesville.

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.