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Missing 11 year old girl found in central Fla.

WINTER SPRINGS, Fla. (AP) - Authorities have found a central Florida girl with Asperger syndrome who went missing Friday in swampy woods teeming with alligators.

The Orlando Sentinel reports that 11 year old Nadia Bloom was located alive Tuesday morning. Her sister has said Bloom, who has an autism-related disorder called Asperger syndrome, may have gone into the woods hoping to make a nature video.

Winter Springs police Chief Kevin Brunelle says Bloom has some bug bites and is dehydrated, but is "doing well." Authorities have been searching wooded areas near Lake Jesup for the child, a fifth-grader who had last been seen riding her bike. Investigators used heat-seeking radar, scent-sniffing dogs and dive teams to search for the girl.

 

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