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Update: 10-year-old missing girl found safe in Cape Coral

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Posted at 9:36 AM, Dec 17, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-17 11:43:31-05

UPDATE (11:34 AM) -- Police say that Ava has been located and is safe. They thank everyone who shared the alert.

Sources tell Fox 4 that she was found at a library.

This comes just minutes after FDLE issued a Missing Child Alert for her. There is still an active crime scene at the family's home.

We'll continue to update as we learn more.
CAPE CORAL, Fla. -- Police are asking for help locating an endangered missing 10-year-old girl.

Cape Coral Police say Ava Laplacha was last seen at 7:10 am in the 1100 block of NW 20th Avenue. That's just a few blocks northeast of Mariner High School.

She has dark brown hair and brown eyes, last seen wearing a gray shirt and gray pants.

Anyone with information on her whereabouts is asked to call the Cape Coral Police Department at (239) 574-3223 or 911.

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