Young Girl Found Alive After Florida Amber Alert Issued

Denise Hernandez, 2, went missing in Immokalee

By Brian Hamacher
|  Monday, Jan 14, 2013  |  Updated 7:06 PM EDT
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A 2-year-old Florida girl who went missing in Immokalee was found alive after an Amber Alert was issued, authorities said.

Denise Hernandez was found in a field about a half mile from her home around 9:15 a.m., some 10 hours after she was reported missing, authorities said.

She had been last seen in the 400 block of Wells Street wearing a white pajama gown with multi-colored stripes, authorities said.

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Authorities said her parents had put her bed, but when her father went to shut off his TV around 11:30, he noticed she was missing and the window to her room was open.

A child abduction response team was initiated with people coming from as far as Sarasota to assist.

Police are still investigating the circumstances surrounding her disappearance and discovery.

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