Endangered juvenile found safe, sheriff says

A juvenile who was reported missing and endangered has been found safe, according to Manatee County Sheriff’s Office.

Jonaja Clark, 16, reportedly walked away from her home at around 11:30 p.m. Sunday.

The sheriff’s office requested the public’s help to find Clark early Monday morning. She was located by Monday evening.

Deputies said Clark has run away in the past.

Breaking News/Real Time Reporter Mark Young began his career in 1996 and has been with the Bradenton Herald since 2014. He has won more than a dozen awards over the years, including the coveted Lucy Morgan Award for In-Depth Reporting from the Florida Press Club and for beat reporting from the Society for Professional Journalists to name a few. His reporting experience is as diverse as the communities he covers.
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