Missing Punta Gorda 15-year-old located

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PUNTA GORDA, Fla.- A missing 15-year-old girl who may have been abducted from her home over the weekend has been located in St. Petersburg.

Sydney Alexis Marlene Silvernail was located by authorities Tuesday afternoon. The circumstances of her disappearance from her Sunkist Drive home are still being investigated. Detectives will be speaking with Silvernail and those located with her to determine what happened.

Silvernail had been reported to have run away from home but information received on Monday indicated she may have been taken from her home against her will. Initial information indicated she may have been in the Miami area, but additional information received today pointed toward her being in the St. Petersburg area.

The investigation into this case is continuing.

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