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Missing 9-year-old Florida girl found, police say

Amber Alert had been issued for Brianna Brown

Brianna Brown (Photo courtesy of the Hallandale Beach Police Department)
Brianna Brown (Photo courtesy of the Hallandale Beach Police Department)

HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. – Police say a 9-year-old Florida girl was found Saturday after an Amber Alert was issued for her.

Hallandale Beach police said Brianna Brown was at a church around 2 p.m. Saturday with her grandmother, who has legal custody of her.

[READ: What is the difference between an AMBER Alert, Missing Child Alert?]

Brianna's biological mother, Daurianne Brown, 32, arrived at the church and began talking with Brianna. Police said several minutes later, Brianna and Daurianne Brown departed from the church and eventually left in a white Toyota Camry.

The grandmother believes Daurianne Brown was upset because she lost custody of Brianna. Police said Daurianne Brown has had bouts with substance abuse.

The Hallandale Beach Police Department said it received information that Brianna and her mother were dropped off at the Tri Rail/Amtrak station at Hollywood Boulevard and I-95.

Saturday night, Hallandale Beach police said Brianna had been found and will be reunited with her grandmother.

This article is courtesy of WPLG-TV.


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