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Go to Object>Path>Cleanup and check Empty Text Paths and click ok.
Resave the file and reopen it. Hopefully that cleared up the message.
Often times someone started typing, the deleted the text but the empty text path remained. If you view your file in outline mode and you see a little x but there is no artwork/etc associated with that x then this is likely the case. Illustrator still picks up on that font in that text path, even though there is no text there.
Thanks for the suggestion. I had forgotten to check that. Unfortunately, Illustrator says that "there is nothing to clean up". Just in case, I tried unchecking the option, saving, closing, opening, rechecking and resaving. Didn't work.
Check the Patterns and Symbols, if there is any text inside those. Find Font only looks for what is in the document.
See if that helps.
Maybe there is a hidden text box?