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Nadia Bloom Found Alive: Church Volunteers Find Missing 11-Year-Old Girl with Asperger's

Authorities in Seminole County, Fla., searched for 11-year-old Nadia Bloom, who was reported missing April 9, 2010. She was last seen in the Barrington Estates subdivision in Winter Springs. Winter Springs Police Dept.

Nadia Bloom (Winter Springs Police Dept.)
WINTER SPRINGS, Fla. (CBS/WKMG) Winter Springs police confirmed Tuesday morning that missing 11-year-old Nadia Bloom has been found alive.

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A pastor at Metro Church in Winter Springs, where Nadia's family attends, said a church member conducting a search for the girl located her sometime Tuesday morning. She was covered in mosquito bites, but appeared to be OK otherwise, the pastor said.

Nadia Bloom (Winter Springs Police Dept.)
Patricia Guobadia, a spokeswoman for the Bloom family, said she was notified of the news via a text message from a friend.

Earlier on Tuesday, authorities began a fifth day of searching for Nadia, who vanished while riding her bike last Friday and was last seen in the Barrington Estates subdivision in Winter Springs, near Orlando.

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Nadia's bike, with her helmet attached to it, was found last Friday near a wooded area that backs up to the subdivision, prompting a massive search of the area. The missing fifth-grader, who has an autism-related disorder called Asperger's syndrome, attends Lawton Elementary School in Oviedo.

Before Nadia disappeared, police said she read a book entitled "Lanie," about an adventurous girl who camps in her back yard.

Reporting Contributed by CBS Affiliate WKMG


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