UPDATE: Woman who vanished after leaving vacation rental found safe

Latiyfa Hewitt located in South Carolina

Latiyfa R. Hewitt, 30, was reported missing.
Latiyfa R. Hewitt, 30, was reported missing. (WKMG 2021)

OSCEOLA COUNTY, Fla.UPDATE: Deputies said Thursday afternoon that Latifya Hewitt was found safe in South Carolina.

Original story below:

The Osceola County Sheriff’s Office issued a missing person alert for 30-year-old Latiyfa Hewitt on Tuesday.

According to the alert, Hewitt was last seen Sunday around 8 p.m. when she was at a home in the area of Cabots Cliffs in Kissimmee. Deputies were told Hewitt left the home in a 2020 black Jeep Cherokee with South Carolina tags.

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According to Hewitt’s family, she and her family were visiting from North Carolina and staying at an Airbnb. Hewitt left their vacation rental around 8 p.m. to drive to a store near the Publix at Champions Gate Village and she hasn’t been seen since.

Hewitt’s family says they were told she never made it to the store.

Hewitt was last seen wearing a pink T-shirt with the words “Unicorn Squad,” black tights, white Nike Air Force Ones and earrings with the word “boujie.”

Anyone with information about Hewitt’s whereabouts is asked to contact the sheriff’s office at 407-348-2222.


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