Missing 13-year-old foster child in East Naples found safe

Arlillian Jacobs

Arlillian Jacobs

UPDATE:

Anillian Jacobs, the 13-year-old foster child who was reported missing Thursday morning in East Naples, has been located and is safe, the Collier County Sheriff’s Office reported early Friday.

EARLIER:

Public's help sought in finding missing 13-year-old foster child

The Children's Network of Southwest Florida, the agency that oversees the child welfare system in Southwest Florida, is asking for the public's help in locating a missing foster child.

Arlillian Jacobs, 13, was last seen in the vicinity of Whitaker Road in East Naples in the past 24 hours, a spokeswoman for the agency said.

She is described as 5 feet 9 inches, 240 pounds with black hair and brown eyes.

“Children who have suffered from abuse or neglect have a heightened level of vulnerability, which makes them more susceptible to possible victimization by society. We are asking for the communities' help in identifying this child’s whereabouts and assisting in her safe return. If anyone has information on her whereabouts, please contact the Collier County Sheriff's Office at 239-252-9300 immediately,” said Aimee McLaughlin, director of Communications for the Children’s Network.

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