TAMPA — A missing 9-year-old girl was found Friday morning after spending the night at a relative's home, police said. Her mother reported her missing Thursday night.
Police found Brittany Brown safe Friday morning, police said.
Her mom, Ykeshia Caswell, left Brittany at her aunt's house about 2 p.m. Thursday at Robles Park Village, 422 Gould Court, but her daughter couldn't be found three hours later. By 10:30 p.m., Caswell still couldn't find Brittany around the park, so she called police.
Police did not find her after searching the aunt's home, a neighborhood alert or door-to-door searches.
Caswell told police her daughter has gone to friend's houses before and fallen asleep, but she never reported those incidents to police because she always returned.