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A local teen missing since last November has been found safe in Florida.

Katherine Villeda-Hernandez, 14, of Larose, was located in Bradenton, Florida, with assistance from the Manatee County Sheriff's Office.

She was last seen at her residence on South Main Street in Lafourche around midnight on Nov. 8, 2020.

She left a hand-written note saying she was running away from home.

Investigators have been following up on several leads since then, but weren't able to locate her.

Through investigation, detectives learned of the juvenile's possible location in Bradenton on January 25, 2021.

With assistance from the sheriff's office there, she was located at a residence, staying with a friend.

The girl told authorities she left home due to a disagreement with a family member.

Efforts are now underway to return Villeda-Hernandez to Louisiana. This investigation is continuing.

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