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Deputies: Nassau County mother, 2 children found safe in Jacksonville

Photo of Tabitha Fowler provided by Nassau County Sheriff's Office
Photo of Tabitha Fowler provided by Nassau County Sheriff's Office

NASSAU COUNTY, Fla. – A missing Nassau County mother and her two children were found safe late Tuesday evening in Jacksonville, authorities said. 

According to the Nassau County Sheriff's Office, Tabitha Fowler, 24, was reported missing about 1 p.m. Tuesday. Deputies said they believed she had her 5-year-old daughter and her 4-year-old son with her. 

Sheriff Bill Leeper said Fowler had last seen Tuesday morning when she checked out of the Nassau Holiday Motel on U.S. Highway 17, just south of State Road A1A, in Yulee.

Hours later, she reportedly called the Sheriff's Office and agreed to meet with a deputy, but she never showed up.

Leeper said Fowler posted a message on Facebook Monday, suggesting she might harm herself, and someone took a screenshot of the post and showed it to authorities. The post prompted the Sheriff's Office to consider her to be endangered. 

Just after 11 p.m. Tuesday, deputies said, Fowler and her two children were located unharmed in Jacksonville. 


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