Missing Florida teenager found dead, deputies say

Photo of Tristyn Bailey, provided by St. Johns County Sheriff's Office

On Sunday, a statewide Missing Child Alert was issued for 13-year-old Tristyn Bailey. Later in the day, officials announced the body of the St. Johns teen was found.

"We do not believe there is a threat at this time," according to the St. Johns County Sheriff's Office, "and the community can stand down from any further search efforts."

She was last seen in the area of the 700 block of North Durbin Parkway in St. Johns, Florida.

No other information was provided. The cause of her death remains under investigation.

"Out of respect for the family, please be mindful of their privacy and keep them in your thoughts and prayers," the sheriff's office statement read in part. "We will provide updates on the investigation as they become available."

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