Two Florida girls crossed multiple state lines last week to reportedly meet someone they met online. After the 12-year-old and 14-year-old saw themselves on TV at a gas station, they turned themselves into the police.
NBC News reports that the 12-year-old took her father’s car and picked up her friend in Lake Butler. The Union County Sheriff’s Department issued a missing girls alert at noon on April 6. By 3:38 p.m., the Department issued a ‘found safe’ update on its Facebook page.
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Police also said no adult was with the girls, and they don’t suspect foul play. However, the Chief Deputy Capt. Lyn Williams said they believe the children were traveling to “meet someone they met online.”
The girls drove about 400 miles before being found safe in Bayou La Batre, Alabama. A missing alert went out Thursday (April 6) after they left their hometown. The distance is nearly a six-hour drive.
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This is a developing story.