Update as of 1/7/18: The case surrounding 17-year-old Kaileigh Hand has been resolved and the Missing Child Alert has been canceled.
For further details, contact the Alachua County Sheriff's Office.
HAWTHORNE, Fla. - A missing Florida teenager could be headed to Minnesota, according to authorities.
The Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) Tallahassee says 17-year-old Kaileigh Hand may be in the company of a 25-year-old man, Charles McMullen, and that they could be traveling to Caledonia, Minnesota.
Hand is described as 5 feet 5 inches tall, 260 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes. She was last seen in Hawthorne, Florida, wearing a gray dress, black tights and black heels.
The FDLE says the two may be in a black 2002 Pontiac Aztek with Minnesota plates 600 VUV. The vehicle has damage to the passenger side, according to authorities. McMullen is described as 6 feet tall with brown hair and blue eyes.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Alachua County Sheriff's Office at 352-682-8912, or call 911.