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Missing 1-year-old Lake County girl found safe

The Missing Child Alert for Aja Smith has been canceled.
Credit: Florida Department of Law Enforcement

FRUITLAND PARK, Fla. — The Florida Department of Law Enforcement says Aja Smith was found and is safe. 

FDLE issued a Missing Child Alert for her Thursday morning. She was last seen in Fruitland Park.

Investigators said she might have been in the Trenton area with Clifford Smith. 

This is the criteria that must be met for FDLE to activate a Missing Child Alert: 

  1. The child is under the age of 18 
  2. Law enforcement has a well-founded belief, based on an active investigation, that the child is in danger of death or serious bodily injury
  3. There is a detailed description or photograph of the child to broadcast to the public
  4. The local law enforcement agency of jurisdiction recommends activation


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