Tristyn Bailey – A BODY has been found in the search for a 13-year-old after she disappeared over the weekend.

Tristyn Bailey was last seen in St Johns, Florida, on Sunday morning after being reported missing by her family at 10am.

The St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office has preliminarily identified the body of 13-year-old Tristyn Bailey, who was reported missing Sunday, May 9.

The circumstances surrounding her death are currently unknown, and an investigation is underway, the sheriff’s office said in a statement.

Bailey was last seen around 1:15 a.m. at the Durbin Amenity Center in northwest St. Johns County, authorities said. The sheriff’s office deployed numerous resources and began searching the immediate area. Her body was discovered at around 6 p.m. Sunday, according to the statement.

Authorities do not believe there is a threat to the community at this time.

Tristyn Bailey was reported missing on Sunday

Tristyn Bailey was reported missing on SundayCredit: St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office

A body was found that is believed to be Bailey's

A body was found that is believed to be Bailey’sCredit: St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office

Neighbors helped officials to search for the teenager, however Sheriff Robert Hardwick made an announcement at 8pm explaining that he believes Bailey’s body has been found.

“This was not the outcome the St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office wanted, or this community (wanted),” Hardwick said.

“This is a grieving community and we’re going to respect our grieving community.”

The St Johns County Sheriff’s Office said that they “do not believe there is a threat at this time” asking the community to “stand down” from the search.

No information on where the body was found was revealed, with Hardwick explaining “this is the early stage of a very, very complex investigation.”

Anyone who saw Tristyn between midnight and early Sunday evening is asked to call the Sheriff’s Office at 904-824-8304 or dial 911.

No information on where the body was found was revealed

No information on where the body was found was revealedCredit: Facebook

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