Update from the Marion County Sheriff’s Office: Isabella was located safe in Polk County.
The Marion County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in locating a missing teenager.
According to an MCSO release, on Thursday in the morning hours, 13-year-old Isabella Jean Bowles was seen leaving her home located on the 5800 block of SW 178th Terrace in Dunnellon.
Isabella was heading to the bus stop and she was wearing a rainbow striped long sleeve shirt and blue jeans.
When Isabella’s mother went to pick her up from the bus stop that evening, Isabella was not on the bus. It was determined that she never went to school that day.
She may currently be with her biological mother, 31-year-old Ashley Holmes.
Isabella is 5’3”, weighs 100 pounds, and she has green eyes and blonde hair.
If you have seen Isabella, or if you have any information on her whereabouts, please call 911.