11-year-old girl from Escambia County found, Amber Alert canceled

Banesa Fernandez-Santis, 11, abducted by Brijido Manriquez-Ortiz, 42, FDLE says

Amber alert issued for Banesa Fernandez-Santis (right). FDLE says the 11-year-old may be with Brijido Manriquez-Ortis (left). (Florida Department of Law Enforcement)

ESCAMBIA COUNTY, Fla. – A Florida Amber Alert was canceled Thursday after an 11-year-old girl who was reportedly abducted in Escambia County was found safe.

Banesa Fernandez-Santis was last seen in the area of the 5600 block of Arthur Brown Road in Walnut Hill on July 27 and was believed to be in the company of 42-year-old Brijido Manriquez-Ortiz, according to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.

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Banesa has scars on her face, weighs 120 pounds and is 5 feet 2 inches tall with black hair and brown eyes.

Brijido weighs 140 pounds and is 5 feet, 8 inches tall with black hair and brown eyes.

Both individuals were described as White-Hispanic and both are from Walnut Hill, though FDLE said the 42-year-old’s birth date is unknown. No vehicle description was provided.

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