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Missing Bradenton teen found safe, sheriff’s office says

Bedanece Delgado, 14, was last seen at her mother’s Bradenton apartment at 2403 First St. E. around 5:30 p.m. Tuesday.
Bedanece Delgado, 14, was last seen at her mother’s Bradenton apartment at 2403 First St. E. around 5:30 p.m. Tuesday. Manatee County Sheriff's Office

A 14-year-old Bradenton girl reported missing Thursday morning has been located and is safe, according to Manatee County Sheriff’s Office deputies.

Bedanece Delgado, 14, was last seen at her mother’s Bradenton apartment on First Street East around 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, a news release from the sheriff’s office said.

Investigators believed Bedanece may have been with her mother, 45-year-old Katina Delgado. According to the sheriff’s office, Delgado does not have court-ordered custody rights to her daughter. They did not believe Bedanece was in danger.

The sheriff’s office reported that Bedanece had been located and was okay at 8:51 p.m. on Thursday.

Sara Nealeigh covers what’s happening in the cities of Bradenton and Palmetto, Florida for the Bradenton Herald. She previously covered breaking news for the Herald after moving to Florida from Ohio in 2016.
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