TAMPA — Hillsborough deputies are searching for a child who they believe is endangered.
Child protective investigators with the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office tried to speak with 5-year-old Lesly Mendoza on Jan. 17 and believe she is endangered because of allegations of abuse, according to the Sheriff’s Office. Investigators obtained a court order to take the girl into custody but have been unable to locate her or her father.
Lesly is 3 feet 6 inches tall, weighs about 50 pounds and has brown hair and brown eyes. The Sheriff’s Office asked anyone who has information about the girl’s whereabouts to call (813) 247-8200.