Florida missing child alert for 17-year-old canceled

VOLUSIA COUNTY - UPDATE: The Missing Child Alert for Nicole Crowder was canceled early Monday afternoon. No further information available.


A Florida missing child alert has been issued for a 17-year-old teen that has the mental capacity of a 9-year-old, according to Volusia County Sheriff's Office.

Nicole Crowder, a St. Louis native, was visiting with her mother in Volusia County, Fla. when she disappeared.

She was last seen with a 30-year-old man and another teenaged female at a Daytona Beach Econo Lodge near the beach 5:30 Saturday evening.

The Volusia County Beach Safety Ocean Rescue was notified by Crowder's sister at 8:45 p.m. that she had been missing for a few hours.

The teen's mother, Windermere, says Nicole is very naive and easily influenced by peers.

She also takes several medications for bi-polar disorder and ADHD, but she does not have the medications with her.

The missing teen is described as a 17-year-old black female, 5'3", 185 pounds, black hair and brown eyes.

She was last seen with a man described as a 30-year-old that weighs 225 pounds with a medium build, bald head, gold "grill" in his upper mouth and a beer gut.

The person accompanying the man was described as a female in her late teens with a dark complexion, a skinny build and braided hair. She was wearing a black cotton cover over her bathing suit with ruffles on top.

Anyone with information about these individuals, particularly Nicole is asked to call (386) 248-1777.

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