Missing Jacksonville teen found safe

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (WFLA) — A Jacksonville teenager was found safe on Tuesday after going missing on Christmas Eve.

On Christmas, Florida authorities put out a missing child alert for 16-year-old Elizabeth Rivas Cordona. They said she could be traveling with 29-year-old Julian Salazar Zavala.

On Tuesday, the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office said both had been found safe.

Salazar-Zavala is being held on interference with custody charges.


ORIGINAL STORY — Florida law enforcement officers have issued a missing child alert for a 16-year-old girl missing from Jacksonville since Christmas Eve.

Elizabeth Rivas Cordona is about 5’4″ with brown hair and brown eyes. She was last seen wearing a gray ‘Guns & Roses’ shirt and ripped blue jeans.

Officers say she may be with 29-year-old Julian Salazar Zavala. He is 5’4″ with black hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing a dark blue shirt and blue jeans. Zavala has a scorpion tattoo on his right ankle and a tattoo of Jesus hands on his upper right arm.

FDLE believes the two may be in a maroon 1999 Ford F250 with Florida tag DSM1M and chrome running boards along the sides.

Anyone who sees them is asked not to approach them, and call 911.

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