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UPDATE: Missing New Port Richey teen found

Update: New Port Richey Police say Shelbie Thomas has been found safe.  Police tell 10 News Shelbie was found in a Hudson liquor store and taken to a hospital for evaluation.

Earlier report:

New Port Richey, Florida -- The Florida Department of Law Enforcement has issued a Florida Missing Child Alert for Shelbie Thomas, 17, last seen in New Port Richey, Florida.  

According to police, Shelbie left a note on Friday, March 15, saying "Don't worry, soon I will be with my mother," who was reportedly shot and killed a couple of years ago. 

The note has raised concerns that the teen is suicidal. 

Officials describe Shelbie as follows: 

  • White female
  • 5'0" tall
  • 115 pounds
  • Brown hair
  • Brown eyes
  • Last seen wearing a black Gulf High School basketball hooded sweatshirt (number 32), plaid pajama bottoms, and a knit Nike cap.

Theu say Shelbie was last seen near the 6400 block of Meadowbrook Lane in New Port Richey.  

If you have any information on the whereabouts of Shelbie Thomas, please contact the New Port Richey Police Department at 727-841-4550 or 911.

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