FDLE cancels missing child alert after endangered Sebring children found safe

Jesse Begin, 14; Lynette Begin, 12, reported missing Friday

14-year-old Jesse “JJ” Begin and 12-year-old Lynette “Nette” Begin (Florida Department of Law Enforcement)

HIGHLANDS COUNTY, Fla.UPDATE: The Florida Department of Law Enforcement at 1:48 p.m. Saturday said it cancelled a missing child alert for 14-year-old Jesse “JJ” Begin and 12-year-old Lynette “Nette” Begin, both of Sebring, who the agency said were safe.

ORIGINAL: A missing child alert was issued Saturday for two juveniles out of Highlands County, according to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.

14-year-old Jesse “JJ” Begin and 12-year-old Lynette “Nette” Begin, who are considered endangered, were last seen in the area of the 1200th block of Whisper Lake Blvd. in Sebring, officials said.

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Jesse is 5 feet, 10 inches tall and weighs 150 pounds with black hair and brown eyes. Lynette is 4 feet, 10 inches tall and weighs 100 pounds with black hair and brown eyes. Lynette may be wearing a black shirt and black shorts, officials said.

Anyone who sees the two or has knowledge of their whereabouts is urged to contact the Highlands County Sheriff’s Office at 863-402-7200 or 911.

14-year-old Jesse “JJ” Begin and 12-year-old Lynette “Nette” Begin (Florida Department of Law Enforcement)

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