NEWS RELEASE                                             

For Immediate Release
November 28, 2007
Contact: Michele Nicholson
Public Information Officer
  (850) 651-7420


     An Okaloosa County Sheriff's deputy found a missing child Wednesday morning huddled in a blanket in woods near her Mary Esther Home. Ten-year old Tatiana Pina was not harmed. She had run out of her home at 480 Rush Park Circle around 7 p.m. Tuesday night after being disciplined by her grandmother. An overnight neighborhood canvass by deputies and attempts by an OCI bloodhound to track her down were both unsuccessful.

     While searching woods near her house around 11 a.m today, Deputy Mark Bollinger spotted movement and found Tatiana cold but unharmed.