Florida Girl, Now Teen, Returns Home to Mother After Being Abducted 14 Years Ago

A Florida teen has been found after being abducted as a 6-year-old in 2007.

It had been 14 years since Jacqueline Hernandez had seen her family. But on Sept. 2, her disappearance came to an end. According to the Clermont Police Department, Fox News reports, the now 19-year-old’s mother Angelica Vences-Salgado was “contacted via social media by a female claiming to be her abducted daughter.”

The teen told the mother that she wanted to meet up with her at the U.S.-Mexico border on Sept. 10. The Clermont Police Department says the Homeland Security Investigations, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, and the Laredo Police Department “intercepted the mother Angelica and the female claiming to be the victim” at a meeting point at the border.

A report from the Clermont Police Department reads: “Based on the documentation provided to these agencies by Angelica and Clermont Police Department, they determined that the female was indeed Jacqueline Hernandez who was abducted from her mother in 2007. At approximately 4:55 p.m., Jacqueline… was successfully reunited with her mother.”

It had been 14 years since the teen, who was “allegedly abducted by her father, Pablo Hernandez,” had seen her mother. “This is a prime example of what can be accomplished when multiple law enforcement agencies and their respective communities work cooperatively together and maintain open lines of communication,” Clermont Police Chief Charles Broadway said in a statement.

“In this case, several agencies in different counties and states across the nation were able to create a force multiplier and aid in reuniting the victim with her mother after 14 years,” he said.

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