SWFL Crime Stoppers says missing teen and baby have been found safe

Reporter: Breana Ross
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Left: Kailini Mojica Right: Jareline Mojica (Credit: Lee County Sheriff’s Office)

A missing teen and her baby have been found safe after disappearing for almost two days.

Jareline Mojica’s family waited anxiously to hear from her and her six-week-old baby Kailini on Tuesday.

SWFL Crime Stoppers said Jareline took off with baby Kailini on Sunday morning. They said she didn’t have anything with her to care for the newborn.

She was found Tuesday at around 6 p.m., according to Crime Stoppers.

“When the kids are not under the parents’ supervision the only thing you can think of is the worst,” said Jacqueline Collazo, Jareline’s mother.

The two went missing from their 13th Street Southwest home in Lehigh Acres.

Collazo said she last saw her daughter and baby Kailini on Sunday when she returned to work Sunday between 4 and 4:30 a.m. She went to sleep and when she woke up, the two were gone and the window was open.

“She has a baby that is just a few weeks old,” said SWFL Crime Stoppers Coordinator Trish Routte. “It’s been quite chilly the past few evenings. Does she have the proper tools that she needs? The blankets, the things that she is going to need to make sure that her baby is warm, that her baby is fed? So there’s so many different levels of urgency in this case.”

Routte said Jareline had no assets or a place to go to take care of herself and her baby.

Earlier on Tuesday before the pair were found, Routte said Crime Stoppers had received some tips but none had led them to Jareline or her baby.

It’s unclear how authorities were able to find Jareline and Kailini.

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