WINTER SPRINGS, FL—Authorities in Florida say they may have a new lead in the search for a missing 11-year-old girl.
Police say they believe Nadia Bloom may have ran off after reading a book called "Lanie" that follows a girl who goes on outdoor adventures. Bloom, who has Asperger's syndrome-- an autism-related disorder-- was reported missing Friday after she vanished near her Winter Springs home-- about 15 miles northeast of Orlando.
Police Chief Kevin Brunelle says authorities were consistently hopeful they would find the little girl alive, noting he had experts out there assuring him that she could very well still be alive, and that they stayed in a live search mode the enitre time.
For now, police say they don't suspect foul play in the girl's disappearance. Bloom's parents believe the child may have just wandered off and got lost.