UPDATE: 2 girls missing since Halloween found safe, Volusia deputies say

12-year-olds Celestial White, Roxy Lutz last seen leaving Florida United Methodist Children’s Home

VOLUSIA COUNTY, Fla.UPDATE: Two missing 12-year-old girls have been found safe outside of Volusia County, deputies said on Wednesday.

Deputies said the girls were found in Illinois, but authorities are still investigating how they got there.

Volusia Sheriff’s Office detectives are asking for help in finding two missing 12-year-old girls.

Detectives say the children, Celestial White (left in photo below) and Roxy Lutz (right), left the Florida United Methodist Children’s Home in Enterprise on foot, just before 7 p.m. Sunday.

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According to a news release from the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office, FUMCH employees called authorities after they were unable to find the missing girls.

White was last seen wearing a black long-sleeved shirt and black sweatpants. Lutz was last seen wearing a gray jacket and jeans. She was carrying a denim purse.

FUMCH told News 6 they are working with VCSO to help find the two, and make sure they’re safe.

Anyone with information about the girls is asked to call 911 or 386-248-1777.


About the Authors:

Penny De La Cruz started working at WKMG-TV in September 2021. Before joining News 6, Penny worked at KSAT 12 in San Antonio, Texas.

Award-winning investigative reporter Merris Badcock joined the News 6 team in October 2020. Merris is the recipient of a Regional Edward R. Murrow Award, a Suncoast Regional Emmy Award, four Suncoast Emmy Regional nominations, and two first-place Florida Association of Broadcast Journalists’ Awards.