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Abducted 3-year-old girl found safe near Tallahassee, 2 arrested

Posted: 10:06 AM, Feb 10, 2020
Updated: 2020-02-10 17:39:50-05
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ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. (WTXL) — The Apopka Police Department confirms an abducted 3-year-old girl was found safe near Tallahassee.

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement sent out an AMBER Alert for Madeline Mejia, 3, who was abducted out of Apopka.

At 11:00 a.m. Monday morning, Trooper Jessie Sunday was actively looking for a black Honda used in the abduction of Madeline from Apopka around 7:00 am. FHP received information that the suspect vehicle might be traveling westbound on I-10, from Apopka Police Department.

FHP says Trooper Sunday spotted a black Honda Accord with Texas plates on I-10 westbound near mile marker 208 in Leon County. Trooper Sunday and other troopers conducted a traffic stop along I-10.

Two suspects were taken into custody without incident and Madeline Mejia was found unharmed.

"This recovery shows the unique relationship that law enforcement has to capture a suspect, in a situation like this," troopers said.


A Florida AMBER Alert has been issued for a 3-year-old girl who was abducted from Apopka, FL.

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement is searching for 3-year-old Madeline Mejia. She was last seen in the area of the 600 block of East Orange Street in Apopka.

Authorities say Madeline was abducted and was last seen in a black two door sedan with Texas plates. The vehicle's windows are lightly tinted.

They say the vehicle is being driven by a white-Hispanic male wearing a blue shirt and jeans. The man has long brown hair and facial hair.

She is described as being a white-Hispanic female around 3'0 tall who weighs approximately 40 lbs. Madeline has brown hair and brown eyes and was last seen wearing a pink shirt, blue jeans and pink shoes.