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UPDATE: Man arrested after missing Safford girl found in South Carolina

Timothy Schultheis, of South Carolina, was arrested on a kidnapping charge in connection with...
Timothy Schultheis, of South Carolina, was arrested on a kidnapping charge in connection with the disappearance of a 12-year-old Safford girl.(Beaufort County Sheriff's Office)
Published: Mar. 26, 2022 at 10:45 AM MST|Updated: Mar. 30, 2022 at 12:51 PM MST
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TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) - A Safford girl who went missing more than a week ago has been found.

According to the Graham County Sheriff’s Office, the 12-year-old was found March 30 in South Carolina. She went missing on March 20 while going for a walk.

KOLD has removed the girl’s name and photo from this story because she was found and maybe a victim of a crime.

Timothy M. Schultheis, of South Carolina, was arrested after the girl was found in his apartment. Schultheis, 23, was listed as a wanted person in the National Crime Information Center by authorities in Arizona for kidnapping.

The child was taken to the Savannah Memorial Hospital to get checked out but has since been released. Her father said he will fly to South Carolina to reunite with his daughter.

Schultheis is being held in Beaufort County on kidnapping charges and will be extradited to Arizona. Schultheis was out on bond for multiple sexual assault charges involving minors -- a 10- and 12-year-old victim -- in 2020.

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