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Miramar Teen Found Safe One Year After She Went Missing

Miramar Police announced Tuesday that detectives found 14-year-old Victoria Gonzalez and reunited her with her family

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A year after a Miramar teen went missing, police said they've found her safe.

Miramar Police announced Tuesday that detectives found 14-year-old Victoria Gonzalez and reunited her with her family.

"It's a sense of relief," said the teen's father, Enrique Gonzalez. "Persistence has definitely paid off."

Her family had not seen her since her aunt dropped her off at Renaissance Middle School on Sept. 17, 2021.

Police haven't released details on where or how she was found. Enrique Gonzalez said he received a tip from police that the teen was spotted in Miami, just 30 minutes from his home.

"When I saw her, it's a moment that you can't describe," said the teen's mother, Sophia Delaroz. "Like, I'm a mother again. I got that second chance again."

The teen's father is still unsure of what happened or who she was with, but for now, his focus remains on the teen's safety.

"I'm just being patient ... I'm just laying back and let her when she's ready," he said. "She's fine and she's not hurt, thank God."

Her disappearance set off a massive search, with her father passing out thousands of flyers in hopes that she'd be found.

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