A 15-year-old runaway Belton girl was found Tuesday.

Michelle Rose Park Boettcher, who suffers from bipolar disorder, was reported missing May 20 and suspected to be in the company of an older man. The teen was found Tuesday after police issued a news release seeking help in the search.

Sgt. Kimberly Hamilton, Belton Police Department spokeswoman, confirmed a Killeen man was arrested in connection with the missing girl.

He was being held in Bell County Jail on Tuesday, charged with harboring a runaway child, a class A misdemeanor.

Paul Romer, a Belton spokesman, thanked the public for its help in locating Boettcher.

Contact Courtney Griffin at cgriffin@kdhnews.com or 254-501-7559

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