WINTER HAVEN, Fla. - Winter Haven police officers found a missing 6-year-old girl safe around noon Friday.

Authorities have canceled the missing child alert for Nephtalie Joseph.

Officers found the girl at a church near Garner Elementary, where she attends school.

Police said Joseph say she was dropped off for school at the corner of Havendale Blvd and 26th St. NW just before 8 a.m. Friday. She then wandered away and never made it to school until officers found her around noon.

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