OLD TOWN, Maine — A 15-year-old Maine girl who had been reported missing has been found safe in Hampton Beach, New Hampshire, and her stepfather has been arrested.

Old Town police say 15-year-old Natalee Cote went missing Monday after being picked up from school by her stepfather. They had said she “could possibly be endangered.”

But on Tuesday police reported she had been found and would be reunited with her mother.

Police say they were tipped off to her whereabouts by front desk workers at a hotel in Hampton Beach.

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