Central Florida girl, 9, reported missing

Chelesa Phillips, 9, was last seen Thursday afternoon.
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Chelesa Phillips, 9, was last seen Thursday afternoon.

Credit: Marion County Sheriff's Office

Credit: Marion County Sheriff's Office

9-year-old Florida girl was reported missing Thursday afternoon in Marion County, the Marion County Sheriff's Office reported.

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Deputies said Chelsea Phillips was last seen after being dropped off by her school bus near U.S. 301 at about 2 p.m. Thursday near her home in Citra.

A news release said Chelsea “left in an unknown direction.”

Chelsea was last seen wearing a multi-colored floral top, tan shorts and brown sandals.

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