Update: Police just announced that Parada has been charged with child neglect and taken into custody.
Last night around 10, Fort Lauderdale police patrol officer found Melanie Parada, a 36-year-old woman who has been missing since March 11, in the 1100 block of NE Tenth Avenue. A news release by the department says that Parada was in good physical condition.
Her legal condition, however, is not so good. Parada left behind an 8-year-old daughter, who was temporarily taken in by neighbors of Parada's apartment, near Las Olas Boulevard. The girl has since been living with grandparents.
If you like this story, consider signing up for our email newsletters.
SHOW ME HOW
You have successfully signed up for your selected newsletter(s) - please keep an eye on your mailbox, we're movin' in!
It's apparent that Parada had a strained relationship with the uncle of her daughter, against whom she had sought a restraining order. The police news release offers no clue of Parada's reasons for disappearing but says investigators are considering filing charges against her for neglect.