Missing Winter Haven teen found, returns home - WFLA News Channel 8

Missing Winter Haven teen found, returns home

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Mckenzie Angel Benton Mckenzie Angel Benton
WINTER HAVEN, FL (WFLA) - Winter Haven Police say missing teen Mckenzie Angel Benton has been located and reunited with her mother.

Winter Haven detectives followed leads on Monday that included friends of Benton as well as strangers in our community.

Police received a tip indicating she was possibly seen in the Inwood area of Winter Haven. Detectives interviewed residents in the Inwood area who stated they had seen the teen walking in the area.

Benton was ultimately located in a public area of Inwood by Winter Haven Detectives.

According to the police report, Benton was last seen Sunday after getting in a fight with her mother after her mom had found out that the teen was talking to older guys through social media websites.

Her mom took all the gadgets away from the girl. Benton said she wanted to stay at her dad's place overnight, so she packed some belongings and left. The father was aware of the daughter's social media communications and showed his displeasure as well, according to the WHPD report.

Benton went back to her mom's home at 2300 Avenue E NW and then left again, without her mother knowing about it. And that was the last time she was seen, police said.

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