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COPY-Missing girl, 11, may have been inspired by book

Associated Press - April 12, 2010 2:24 PM ET

WINTER SPRINGS, Fla. (AP) - An 11-year-old girl who went missing from her home near Orlando may have been inspired by a book about an adventurous girl who decides to go camping in her backyard.

The Winter Springs Police Department has been looking for Nadia Bloom since Friday.

Authorities say she disappeared the same day her sister and father left for a trip to the Everglades with a Brownie troop, and that she carrying a book called "Lanie" about a young girl who loves the outdoors.

Police believe she disappeared into woods near her house and say K-9 dogs have tracked the child's scent into the woods near Lake Jesup. No signs of the girl have been found.

Nadia has an autism-related disorder called Asperger syndrome.

Information from: Orlando Sentinel, http://www.orlandosentinel.com

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