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Missing Gainesville baby found safe, deputies say

Sundara Florence located, reunited with mother; missing child alert canceled

Sundara Florence was found safe, deputies said Monday afternoon. (Photo courtesy: Florida Department of Law Enforcement)
Sundara Florence was found safe, deputies said Monday afternoon. (Photo courtesy: Florida Department of Law Enforcement)

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – A 1-month-old girl reported missing late Monday morning out of Gainesville was found safe, according to the Alachua County Sheriff's Office.

Sundara Florence was located hours later and reunited with her mother, deputies said. 

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement issued a missing child alert for Sundara after she had last been seen earlier Monday on Southwest 62nd Terrace in Gainesville.

The missing child alert was canceled Monday afternoon when Sundara was located, authorities said.

According to the FDLE, Sundara may have been with 28-year-old Cornelius Florence, from Gainesville.

Cornelius Florence was described as a black man with black hair and brown eyes, 5 feet, 8 inches tall and weighing 180 pounds. He was last seen wearing a black shirt and dark-colored gym shorts.

Authorities said the two may have been traveling in a gray Chevrolet Impala.

It's unclear whether Cornelius Florence was located. 

Anyone with information can call the Alachua County Sheriff's Office at 352-367-4000.