Sarasota, Florida -- The Sarasota County Sheriff's Office is currently looking for a possibly missing/abducted child.
A witness told deputies that while walking on Golf Club Lane, the child was grabbed by a white male described as 5'7" in height with a muscular build, last seen wearing a navy blue hooded sweatshirt and jeans.
The man then ran with the child in-between houses south from the above listed location towards the Venice East Golf Course.
An extensive search of the area was conducted by sheriff's office deputies, K-9 Unit, Mounted Unit, and Air Unit, with nothing suspicious located at this time.
A door-to-door canvass was completed confirming all children were home and safe with their families. A child is missing was notified immediately and an alert sent out. No one in the local area has called law enforcement to report their child is missing.
The girl is described as about 4 feet tall with short to shoulder length dark hair and was last seen wearing a white T-shirt and carrying a flashlight.
As of this time, the sheriff's office is treating this report as suspicious in nature and is actively investigating all leads.
If anyone has any information regarding this incident, they are urged to contact the Sarasota County Sheriff's Office at (941)316-1201. The investigation is ongoing.
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