Florida Amber alert canceled after 7-year-old Manatee County girl found safe, police say

Ashley Ordaz, 7, of Palmetto, had previously last been seen Dec. 10

Ashley Ordaz, left, is missing out of Manatee County. She may be with Jesus Flores-Gonzalez, right. (Florida Dept. of Law Enforcement, Florida Dept. of Law Enforcement)

MANATEE COUNTY, Fla.UPDATE: An Amber alert activated by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement for 7-year-old Ashley Ordaz was canceled Saturday night after the girl was found safe, according to FDLE and the Palmetto Police Department.

ORIGINAL: A Florida missing child alert was upgraded to an Amber alert Saturday for a 7-year-old girl from Manatee County, according to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.

Ashley Ordaz was last seen Dec. 10 in the 200 block of 15th Street West in Palmetto.

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The child is 4 feet 9 inches tall with brown hair and eyes and may have a small cut on her forehead.

FDLE said she may be in the company of 30-year-old Jesus Flores-Gonzalez. The agency did not say how Flores-Gonzalez knows the girl.

Flores-Gonzalez is 5 feet 4 inches tall and weighs 200 pounds with brown hair and eyes. They may be traveling in a white Ford Expedition.

If you have any information as to their whereabouts, you’re asked to call 911.

An Amber alert issued for 7-year-old Ashley Ordaz. (Florida Department of Law Enforcement)

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