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Posted: Friday, October 4, 2013 8:41 pm | Updated: 9:21 pm, Fri Oct 4, 2013.

**UPDATE** North Port Police have confirmed that 3-year-old Melena Roberts was found with family in Port Charlotte and is safe.


NORTH PORT, Fla. - Police are searching for a 3-year-old North Port girl that was reported missing Friday evening.

According to North Port Police, Melena Roberts was reported missing from the 3200 block of Worthington Avenue around 6:30pm Friday.  That is near West Price Boulevard and North Cranberry Boulevard.

She is described as an interracial female with tan skin, three feet tall, with brown curly hair, and brown eyes. She was last seen wearing a white short-sleeve shirt with butterflies on it, blue shorts, and possibly wearing flip flops.

Police have called out helicopter and canine units in the search.

If found please contact the North Port Police Department at 941-429-7300.

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  • yournamehere posted at 1:03 pm on Wed, Oct 9, 2013.

    yournamehere Posts: 2

    what a ignorant thing to say regarding this precious childs name

  • IMHO posted at 3:20 am on Mon, Oct 7, 2013.

    IMHO Posts: 7

    glad she was found safe and is with her family...
    hope she never goes into the medical field as her first name is the medical term for having blood in your stool, just sayin'

  • je posted at 8:56 pm on Fri, Oct 4, 2013.

    je Posts: 1

    I just sent this to my friends in this area. they do not live very far. I cannot imagine a little girl walking around by herself. my grandkids are that age. how sad. they do not think she got kidnapped do they