Missing teen who was visiting Bradenton found safe in Indiana, cops say

Manatee County Sheriff's Office

A 16-year-old girl who was reported missing while visiting Bradenton has been found safe in Indiana.

The Manatee County Sheriff’s Office said Summar Williams and her mother, 35-year-old Amanda Jones were visiting from Indiana and staying in the 200 block of 50th Avenue West in Bradenton. Investigators believed they were still in the area.

Detectives were unable to find Summar and believed she could have been in danger. There was an ongoing Child Protective Services investigation.

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Manatee County Sheriff's Office
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.