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Bradenton woman found safe after being missing for two weeks, cops say

Deputies are seeking the public’s help in locating Courtney Hostetler, 26, who was last seen in Bradenton on Friday Feb. 22, 2019.
Deputies are seeking the public’s help in locating Courtney Hostetler, 26, who was last seen in Bradenton on Friday Feb. 22, 2019. Manatee County Sheriff's Office

A 26-year-old woman from Bradenton has been found after she was reported missing more than two weeks ago, according to the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office.

Courtney Lea Hostetler was found and is OK, the sheriff’s office announced Tuesday.

When she was reported missing on Feb. 22, Hostetler had last been seen leaving her mother’s home on 39th Street East in Bradenton around 3:15 p.m. that day to go to a 7-Eleven, but left a purse and a bag with her belongings at the home, according to a press release.

She was expected to return shortly, but did not.

Ryan Ballogg covers arts, entertainment, dining, breaking and local news for the Bradenton Herald. He won first place for feature writing in the Florida Press Club’s 2018 Excellence in Journalism Competition. Ryan is a Florida native and graduated from University of South Florida St. Petersburg.
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