Missing 6-year-old found at nearby church

Posted at 11:25 AM, Oct 13, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-13 12:04:12-04

Nephtalie Joseph was located safe at a nearby church after a Missing Child Alert had been issued for the Winter Haven 6-year-old.

Nephtalie Joseph was dropped off for school at the corner of Havendale Blvd. and 26th St. NW Friday morning at about 7:50 a.m., but did not report to Garner Elementary School and hasn't been seen since.

She is described as a black female, wearing a pink shirt, blue jeans and has braided hair with red and white beads in the braids. She speaks Creole.

Anyone who has seen or knows where Nephtalie is should call 9-1-1 immediately.