Police say missing 10-year-old has been found safe

Updated: Feb. 8, 2021 at 12:18 PM CST
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NEW IBERIA, La. (WAFB) - A 10-year-old girl who was reported missing out of New Iberia late Sunday, Feb. 7 was found safe on the morning of Monday, Feb. 8, according to the New Iberia Police Department.

Authorities with the Louisiana State Police issued an Amber Alert for 10-year-old Jalisa Lassalle late Sunday.

Officials say she was located in St. Martin Parish and is currently being medically evaluated. One subject is in custody for her disappearance.

A man posted to Facebook Monday claiming that he found Lasalle and the suspect in a car near his sanitation route. The man claims he immediately called law enforcement.

Police have not yet commented on how the girl was found.

This is a developing story. WAFB will update this story when more information is available.

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