Missing 18-year-old found safe, Clay County deputies say

By Colette DuChanois - Web producer, Ashley Harding - Reporter

MIDDLEBURG, Fla. - A missing 18-year-old was found safe Wednesday night, the Clay County Sheriff's Office said.

According to the Sheriff's Office, Christian Michael Ortiz, 18, was reported missing Tuesday after he was last seen earlier that day in the Middleburg area, possibly driving a red 2006 Ford Focus.

His brother told News4Jax that Ortiz had never done anything like that before.

About 24 hours later, deputies said, Ortiz was located unharmed. 

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