Friday, October 19, 2018
Public safety

Hillsborough deputies locate missing teen and 6-month-old son

TAMPA — Deputies have located a 16-year-old girl and her 6-month-old son, who were reported missing after last being seen on Tuesday.

The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office said Taniya Dozier and her son, Caleb Padilla, left their home at 8631 Fish Lake Road and did not return.

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