4 young girls run away from Florida foster home

missing girls
Posted at 7:20 AM, Apr 29, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-29 07:20:00-04

BRANDON, Fla. - Authorities are searching for four foster children who were discovered missing from their beds during head count at a private foster care home near Tampa.


In a news release, Hillsborough County Sheriff's spokeswoman Debbie Carter said officials at A Kids Place believe the girls - ages 13, 11, 10 and 4 - climbed out a window between 10 p.m. Thursday and 2 a.m. Friday. Then, they either scaled a fence or were able to squeeze through an opening at the gate.


Carter says 4-year-old Allison Nelson, 10-year-old Anabella Gonzalez and 11-year-old Heavenlynn Gonzalez are sisters. They are with 13-year-old Ashlyn Smith.


Officials at the home didn't know what the girls were wearing when they went missing. They have no medical issues or disabilities and don't take any medication