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BOISE -- A stolen stained-glass butterfly taken from a downtown Boise statue last month has been found.

Beatrice Black with the Idaho Women's and Children's Alliance says a man spotted the stolen butterfly in some nearby bushes early this morning and returned it to the shelter. The shelter is located at N. 8th and Washington streets in Boise.

This has been an amazing week, we have had such an outpouring of support from the community, said Black.

The discovery comes just a day after Boise Police released four security camera photos of a group of teens taking the butterfly on March 24. Police were urging the public to identify the culprits so the butterfly could be recovered.

The butterfly is perched on a statue titled Taking Flight, which depicts someone going through a metamorphosis. Black says now that is it back, a cloud has been lifted and the statue is whole again.

Black says the butterfly is very sturdy and fortunately was not damaged. It will be reattached to the statue, but this time more securely.

The butterfly is said to be valued between $1,000 and $2,000.

The Women's and Children's Alliance posted on their Facebook page that they will take the butterfly back, no questions asked.

Boise Police want to thank the public for their help in this case. Several tips were called into Crime Stoppers and police are still following up on leads. The department is happy that a special piece of art has been returned.

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