Siblings, ages 11 and 12, reported missing in Marion County

MARION COUNTY, Fla. — The Marion County Sheriff’s Office is asking for help finding two siblings who have been reported missing and are considered to be in danger.


Deputies say 12-year-old Arissa Johnson and 11-year-old Nariah Johnson were last seen Monday at a home on SE 93rd place, just to the west of Camp Benjamin.

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According to the sheriff’s office, the Florida Department of Children and Families believes the two siblings may have been picked up by their biological mother, identified as 38-year-old Amanda Via.

Deputies say Via is under a court order prohibiting her from having unsupervised contact with the children.

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Arissa Johnson is described as 5 feet 6 inches tall and weighing approximately 130 pounds. Nariah is described as 5 feet 7 inches tall and weighing approximately 150 pounds.

Anyone with information on where to find them is asked to call 911 or the Crime Stoppers tips hotline at 352-368-7867.

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