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Missing 15-year-old girl with autism found safe, Port St. Lucie police say

Krista Niell, 15, who has autism, left her home in 2200 block of Southeast Aneci Street in Port St. Lucie on Sept. 19, 2023, police said.jpg
Posted at 6:16 AM, Sep 19, 2023
and last updated 2023-09-19 06:28:59-04

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. — Port St. Lucie police said a 15-year-old girl with autism who went missing overnight Tuesday has been found safe.

In a Facebook post, the police department said Krista Niell was last seen leaving her home in the 2200 block of Southeast Aneci Street at 12:40 a.m.

However, in an updated post at 6:20 a.m., police said Niell was "safely located."