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Missing 12-year-old Boca Raton girl found safe

Posted at 4:11 AM, Apr 09, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-09 06:44:53-04

UPDATE: Around 6:18 a.m.Boca Raton police said Marissa Ernest was found safe.

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Boca Raton police are looking for a 12-year-old girl that went missing Monday morning. 

The child, Marissa Ernest, who was last seen along the 400 block of NE 38th Street around midnight.

The girl is 4 feet 2 inches and weighs about 175 pounds. It is believed she left the area on a bicycle, wearing SpongeBob pajamas.

If you know the whereabouts of the girl or have any information that can assist us with locating her, please call (561) 368-6201.

Police said they are using a helicopter in the area of 3800 N Dixie Hwy. in search of the child.