Manatee deputies locate missing 12-year-old girl from Bradenton

Deputies in Manatee County were searching for a missing 12-year-old girl who was last seen in Bradenton.

The sheriff's office said the was last seen walking away from her home Saturday in the 2000 block of Harvard Avenue. Investigators said the pre-teen left on her own and may be hanging out with friends.

Since the first writing of this article, the girl has been found and was said to be safe with her family.