No sign of missing Fort Myers girl, 9, last seen Saturday

A Florida Missing Child Alert has been issued for Diana Alverez.

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) – Law enforcement authorities continue to look for a 9-year-old girl who remains missing in southwest Florida.

Officials say Diana Alvares wasn’t in her bed when her mother checked on her early Sunday morning.

Her family last saw her at their home at about 10 p.m. on Saturday night, according to a WBBH TV report. “They were supposed to wake up Diana for church this morning, she wasn’t there,” Diana’s cousin Nancy Martinez told WBBH TV. Family members said there was no sign of someone trying to break into the home.

In a news release, the Lee County Sheriff’s Office says its deputies and other agencies “remain vigilant in their search” for the girl. Crews are searching a marshy area near her home.

The Lee County school district sent a mass notification on Sunday asking parents to call the sheriff’s office if they have any information about the whereabouts of the girl who attends San Carlos Park Elementary School.

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement issued a missing child alert for the girl on Sunday. It says she has black hair and brown eyes and was last seen wearing a short-sleeve shirt and shorts.

Information from WBBH TV was included in this report.

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