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Missing Florida teen spotted in Henrico County found safe

Posted: 1:59 PM, May 20, 2019
Updated: 2019-05-20 18:02:57-04
Missing Florida teen spotted in Henrico County found safe

HENRICO COUNTY, Va. – A missing Florida teenager was found safe in Henrico County Monday afternoon.

Hailey Files, 16, was missing out of Jacksonville, Florida and was spotted on foot on Monday, May 20, around 11:00 a.m., in the area of W Broad St. and N Gayton Rd. She was found safe several hours later.

The 16-year-old was seen wearing a purple t-shirt, black pants, and black shoes.

Family members told News4Jax that Hailey went missing early Saturday morning near Art Museum Drive. At the time, she was wearing a "Supernatural" jacket and black jeans.

Loved ones said that it doesn't make sense that she left home, she’ never done it before and they believe she could be in danger.

"I want her to know that we love her I'm not mad at her. I just want her to know that she is OK," the teen’s mom, Christy Files said.

Hailey is described as a white female 5’5” tall, approximately 130 pounds with strawberry-blonde hair and brown eyes. Police says she also has “LIFE” tattooed on her right forearm.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Hailey is asked to contact Henrico Police at (804) 501-5000 or Metro Richmond Crime Stoppers at (804) 780-1000. Citizens can also download the “P3 Tips” app to their mobile devices and submit their tip. Both Crime Stoppers methods are anonymous.