Missing Australian Girl, 11, Found Safe and Reunited With Family

Michelle Levy's disappearance on Saturday prompted search by the police and hundreds of people.

An 11-year-old girl from suburban Sydney, Australia, who'd run away from home on Saturday, prompting a search by the police and hundreds of people, has been found unharmed and reunited with her family, reports say.

Michelle Levy of North Bondi was found and taken in by a man who lived about 5 kilometers (3 miles) from her home, reports say. The police questioned him and did not file any charges, the reports say. The police also questioned the girl without her parents present, the Australian reported.

The parents said they did not know the man who took in Michelle, but her mother, Anne, said he fed and otherwise took care of her, reports say 

A social-welfare agency, Anglicare, notified the parents that Michelle had been found.

Her father, Adam Levy, said his daughter had run away before but usually returned within a few minutes, reports say.

The Sydney Morning Herald quoted him as saying Michelle ran away because of "a discipline issue." He declined to elaborate.