Amber Alert canceled for missing Florida girl

Ashlynn Cox found safe

Ashlynn Cox (left), believed to be in the company of Jesse Hammersla (right). (FDLE)

ORLANDO, Fla. – A 16-year-old girl who was reported missing Thursday night in has been found safe, the Columbia County Sheriff’s Department said.

An Amber Alert was issued earlier in the evening, saying the teen was kidnapped and possibly in the Jacksonville area with 27-year-old Jesse Hammersla, who was last seen wearing a blue plaid short-sleeved button-down shirt with plaid shorts.

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The alert also said the teen was last seen wearing a yellow shirt, blue jeans, and lime Adidas shoes on Southeast Beech Street in Lake City.

The two were believed to be traveling in a gold 2001 Toyota Sienna with a dent on the front passenger side and a sticker on the bottom left and right rear windshield. There are no hubcaps on the vehicle and the tires are all back.

The status of Hammersla is unclear.

No other details have been released.

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