Missing 9-year-old girl found safe

Update: Chelsea Phillips has been located at a friend’s house and is safe. 

Deputies in Marion County are asking the public's help to locate a missing 9-year-old girl. 

Marion County Sheriff's Office say that Chelsea Phillips was last seen yesterday afternoon after she was dropped off by her school bus near her home around 2 p.m.

She lives on NE 165th Street in Citra. 

Deputies say she was last seen wearing a multi-colored, floral top with tan shorts and brown sandals. 

Deputies say she left in an unknown direction. 

If anyone has any information on her whereabouts or how to locate her, you are asked to call 911 or Crime Stoppers.