Heartbroken Mom Whose 14-Year-Old Vanished 5 Years Ago Says Daughter Has Mailed a Letter Home

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PEOPLE.com—A Florida mom whose 14-year-old left a note and then disappeared five years ago says her daughter has mailed a letter home. “To all our friends and extended family, we want to let you know that we have heard from Emily,” Pam Massimiani wrote on Facebook about her daughter Emily Paul, who now would be 19. “We do not have any further information to share at the moment. Thank you all for your love and support you have shown for our family.” Bay County Sheriff Chief Deputy Joel Heape tells PEOPLE in...

Mom says she received a letter from her missing daughter who ran away from home 5 years ago at the age of 14. National Center for Missing & Exploited Children Emily Wynell Paul was 14 years old when she ran away from her mother's Southport, Florida home in April 2013. Investigators said the teen researched online how to successfully run away, and avoided being found by staying off Facebook and her phone. Last week, her mother posted on Facebook about receiving a letter from Emily. If authentic, it would be the now-19-year-old Emily's first contact with her family since disappearing. A Florida...