An 11-year-old girl has been found Tuesday over a day after she went missing in Miami, police said.
Jayla Jones vanished from her apartment on Northeast 67th Street in Little Haiti Monday after taking out the trash.
“God is good, God is good all the time,” Jones’ great aunt said outside the Miami police station. “They got her.”
Surveillance video from that morning shows Jones walking out of the complex on her own. It’s unclear what happens after that.
Police have not released any additional information about her recovery. The Florida Department of Law Enforcement canceled the missing child alert.
At an earlier news conference Tuesday afternoon, Miami Police Chief Jorge Colina said the department was concerned about her whereabouts.
“We’re concerned for one of our young residents of the City of Miami,” Colina said. “We are committed here to using all our resources within the police department to help locate Jayla.”
Colina said video showed the girl leaving the home just before 8:30 a.m. Monday. Officers were searching for the fourth grader since then, handing out flyers in the neighborhood where she went missing.
“We know that she left on her own walking away but there was no one there in front of the building that grabbed her or took her,” Colina said. “What happens after that is what we don’t know.”
Family members became emotional while pleading for answers in her disappearance.
“You’re worrying me, come home, I love you, your grandma loves you, your auntie loves you, your uncle loves you, come home,” mother Nakia Jones said.
“We love her and she needs to come home,” grandmother Regina Jones said.