Missing Marion County girl, 13, found safe in Polk, deputies say

Marion deputies give update Saturday morning

Marion County deputies are searching for a missing teenage girl who was last seen Thursday morning. (Florida Department of Law Enforcement)

MARION COUNTY, Fla.UPDATE: Isabella Jean Bowles, 13, of Dunnellon, was located safe in Polk County, the Marion County Sheriff’s Office said Saturday morning.

ORIGINAL: Marion County deputies are searching for a missing teenage girl who was last seen Thursday morning.

A Florida missing child alert has been issued for Isabella Jean Bowles, 13, of Dunnellon, who was seen wearing a rainbow-striped long sleeve shirt and blue jeans as she left her home to go to a bus stop, deputies said.

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The Florida Department of Law Enforcement said Bowles was last seen in the area of 6000 block of Southwest 178th Terrace in Dunnellon.

Deputies said Bowles may be in the company of her biological mother, 31-year-old Ashley Holmes and 30-year-old Codey Beloit (pictured below).

FDLE said they may be traveling in a 2012 gray Dodge Caravan with the Florida tag number of Y56UE. Investigators said the vehicle is missing the front bumper and the front passenger door is a noticeably lighter gray.

Bowles was described as a white girl, 5 foot 3 inches tall and 100 pounds, with green eyes and blonde hair.

Anyone with information about Bowles’ whereabouts is encouraged to call 911.

Ashley Holmes, 31, who deputies said is Bowles' biological mother and may be in her company. (Marion County Sheriff's Office)
Codey Beloit (WKMG)

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