Northwest Florida

UPDATE: Missing 16-year-old from Florida found safe

UPDATE 5:30 pm:

According to FDLE officials, the missing child alert for 16-yaer-old Laurie Balthazar has been resolved. The child has been found safe. 


A Florida missing child alert has been issued for Laurie Balthazar, last seen in the area of the 5000 block of NW 27th Avenue in Gainesville, Florida. She was last seen wearing a lavender halter top sweater, green leggings, and a tan floral scarf.

Laurie is described as a 5'03" black female with black hair and brown eyes.

If you have any information concerning the whereabouts of Laurie please contact the FDLE or the Alachua County Sheriff's Office at 352-955-1818.

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