Missing, endangered Marion County teen found safe

Hailey Vazquez, 16, last seen in Dunnellon early Wednesday morning

Hailey Vazquez was last seen leaving her residence on Jan. 18, 2023. (Marion County Sheriff's Office)

MARION COUNTY, Fla. – The Marion County Sheriff’s Office says a missing and endangered teen they were searching for has been found safe.

Deputies said 16-year-old Hailey Vazquez was last seen on Wednesday around 12:15 a.m. leaving her home located at Southwest 110th Place in Dunnellon.

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The sheriff’s office said Vazquez left home without her medication and her actions had caused concern for her well-being.

No further information was available.

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