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Police find missing Miami toddler

Samantha Stephens
Samantha Stephens

Police in Miami found a missing 3-year-old girl Thursday evening who had been considered endangered hours earlier.

Samantha Stephens was found in good condition in Miami Beach.

Thursday afternoon, police asked for the public’s help in locating the toddler, who was last seen with her mother, 22-year-old Miryan Velasquez, in September.

The search for Samantha was triggered when a child welfare official reported the family missed a scheduled monthly check-in and could not be located.

The Department of Children and Families is investigating the case. It was unclear if Velasquez will face charges.

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