DPS: Missing girl found in Portage basement

Kalamazoo and Battle Creek
Makaileigh Jo Soltis

An undated courtesy photo of Makaileigh Soltis.

UPDATE: The Portage Department of Public Safety said Makaileigh Jo Soltis, 14, was found around 2:30 p.m. Tuesday hiding in a basement at a house in Portage. She has been reunited with her family.

PORTAGE, Mich. (WOOD) — Portage police say a teen who ran away late last week may be without her medication.

Makaileigh Jo Soltis, 14, is about 5-foot-1 and 130 pounds with shoulder-length red-orange hair, brown plastic glasses and a birthmark on her neck. Authorities say she takes several medications and may not have it with her.

Anyone who sees Makaileigh or knows where she may be is asked to call the Portage Department of Public Safety at 269.329.4567 or Silent Observer at 269.343.2100.

She was reported missing after her mother found her gone from her bedroom Friday morning. She had last seen her daughter the night before.

***CORRECTION: An earlier version of this story incorrectly stated Soltis’ weight as 230 pounds based on a police news release. We have corrected our story based on corrected information provided by investigators.***

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