UPDATE: Denise Hernandez has been located and is safe.
Dozens of law enforcement officers from agencies around Southwest Florida joined the Collier County Sheriff’s Office in the search.
Agencies that assisted CCSO included: FBI, Florida Department of Law Enforcement, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Cape Coral Police Department, Lee County Sheriff’s Office, Sarasota Police Department, Manatee Sheriff’s Office, Division of State Fire Marshal, Florida Gulf Coast University, Florida Department of Children and Families, Punta Gorda Police Department, National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, Collier County Emergency Medical Services, Highlands County Sheriff’s Office, Okeechobee Police Department, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Sebring Police Department, DeSoto County Sheriff’s Office, Venice Police Department, Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office, and Hendry County Sheriff’s Office.
Original news release:
Deputies are searching for a 2-year-old Immokalee child who went missing Sunday evening.
Denise Hernandez was last seen by her family in their residence when they put her to bed and was discovered missing around 11:30 p.m. Sunday.
Deputies said Hernandez is described as 2 feet tall, 40 pounds with black hair and brown eyes. She was wearing a long-sleeve blue and red striped shirt and a diaper.
Anyone with information on her whereabouts is asked to call the Collier County Sheriff’s Office at 239.252.9300.