A Florida girl who was allegedly abducted by her father in 2007 when she was 6 years old was reunited with her mother at the U.S.-Texas border, police said Monday.

The girl’s mother, Angelica Vences-Salgado, said she received a message on social media from a woman in Mexico claiming to be her abducted daughter, Jacqueline Hernandez, according to a news release from police in Clermont, Florida. The daughter told her mother she was in Mexico and wanted to meet her at the border, police said.

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Authorities said the Orange County Sheriff’s Office, the Central Florida Intelligence Exchange, Homeland Security Investigations, and Immigration and Customs Enforcement worked together to help Vences-Salgado reunite with Hernandez at the border in Laredo, Texas.

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On Friday afternoon, Hernandez finally got to see her mother for the first time since 2007. Investigators, who said documentation proved the now 19-year-old was Hernandez, released a photo of the two embracing.

“A kidnapped daughter was reunited with her mother as a result of enforcement working together,” Homeland Security Orlando Assistant Special Agent in Charge Davide Pezzutti said in a statement.

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Hernandez was allegedly taken by her father, Pablo Hernandez, on December 2, 2007, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement said when she went missing, and a warrant for kidnapping was issued for Pablo Hernandez. Authorities said in the flyer that he and his daughter may have traveled to Mexico, the agency said.


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