The search for a missing New York teenager who was feared to have been lured out of the country by an older man whom she met online led police to the United Kingdom.
Victoria Grabowski, 16, was found safe in London on Wednesday by members of the city's Metropolitan police working with the NYPD, the New York Daily News reported.
Grabowski had last been previously seen Saturday at her home she shares with her family in Queens, officials said.
She reportedly packed clothes, cash and a credit card that she was believed to have used to buy a flight to London. She then used her Polish passport to fly out of JFK airport, according to reports.
Her parents tried calling her, but her phone had been turned off, CBS New York reported. They went on to find a number of texts between Grabowski and who they believe to be an older man, as well as several other people, her uncle told qns.com.
“The texts show that she got fascinated with London and wanted to move there,” Arkadiusz Grabowski said.
An extensive search involving the NYPD, police in London and Interpol ensued, a friend of the teen’s parents wrote on Facebook.
The man who allegedly brought her to England is in custody, cops told the News. No charges were immediately filed.