The search for a Parkville teenager, who went missing on May 14, has come to an end: Brooke Amanda Springer was found and reunited with her family Wednesday night.
The 15-year-old student went missing after telling her father she was going to walk to the store in the 8200 block of Harford Road on the night of May 14.
According to police, Brooke was found around 9:30 p.m. May 23 on Reisterstown Road near the Baltimore City line after an "extensive investigation by the Baltimore County police department Crimes Against Children Unit."
"She was found alive and well," said Baltimore County police department spokeswoman Det. Cathleen Batton.
On a Facebook page dedicated to bringing the girl home Brooke's father, Greg Springer, wrote: "to everyone who helped in anyway , particularly Sgt.Meyer & Detective Hammond and the rest of his task force as well as Frank & Victoria from Team Hope at the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children ... Words cannot express the joy im overcome with to have my baby girl back."
The girl's older sister, Brittany Leah Fritz, also expressed joy at Brooke's safe return.
"MY LITTLE SISTER HAS BEEN FOUND! THANKS TO ALL WHO WERE THERE AND HELPED US IN THIS TOUGH TIME! :) OMG THIS HAS TO BE THE GREATEST NIGHT OF MY LIFE!" she wrote on the Facebook page.
And thanks to you, Parkville-Overlea Patch readers, for sharing Brooke's story on social media and keeping your eye out for the missing girl.