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North Florida teen found safe after going missing for five years

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Posted at 12:33 PM, Aug 15, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-15 09:15:13-04

BAY COUNTY, Fla. (WTXL) - A 14-year-old girl who went missing from a North Florida county five years ago has been found safe and sound.

According to ABC affiliate WEAR, Emily Paul disappeared five years ago from her Southport home. She was 14 at the time.

The Bay County Sheriff's Office told WEAR that Paul had recently written a letter to her parents saying that she was safe. In response, deputies posted a video on Facebook asking her to contact them.

Deputies told WEAR that Paul called the sheriff's office on Tuesday and they asked her go to police so they could verify her identity and confirm she was safe.

Paul showed, and not long after, WEAR reports the sheriff's office closed the missing person case.