76ºF

Missing 7-year-old Florida girls found safe

Brylee Pate, Braylen Pate and Vanessa Cotromano.
Brylee Pate, Braylen Pate and Vanessa Cotromano. (Florida Department of Law Enforcement)

UPDATE: Authorities say the missing girls have been found safe.


WASHINGTON COUNTY, Fla. – A missing child alert has been canceled for two 7-year-old girls who had been reported missing.

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement issued the alert Tuesday for Brylee Pate and Braylen Pate, who were believed to be with 39-year-old Vanessa Cotromano.

No other details about their recovery have been released.

The girls were last seen in Chipley. The trio could be in a 2020 blue Nissan Altima bearing Florida license plate number GIDV22.

Brylee and Braylen Pate both have brown hair and hazel eyes. They are 4 feet tall and weigh 50 pounds.

Cotromano has brown hair and hazel eyes and is 5 feet, 3 inches tall and 135 pounds.

Anyone who sees the children or has information about their whereabouts is asked to call the Washington County Sheriff’s Office at 850-638-6111 or 911.


About the Author: