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Marion County Sheriff’s Office looking for two missing, endangered children

The Marion County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in locating two missing and endangered children who were last seen on Monday.

According to an MCSO release, 12-year-old Arissa Johnson and 11-year-old Nariah Johnson were last seen at 18711 SE 93rd Place in Marion County on Monday, November 28.

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Arissa Johnson (left) and Nariah Johnson (right) were last seen on November 28, 2022

The Florida Department of Children and Families believes that Arissa and Nariah were possibly picked up by their biological mother, 38-year-old Amanda Via. According to MCSO, Amanda is court-ordered to have no unsupervised contact with the children.

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Amanda Via (pictured above) is the biological mother of Arissa and Nariah

If you have any information regarding their location, the Marion County Sheriff’s Office asks that you call 911.