Missing 16-Year-Old NYC Girl Found Safe in England; Man Arrested: Sources - NBC New York

Missing 16-Year-Old NYC Girl Found Safe in England; Man Arrested: Sources

Victoria Grabowski was located in Nottingham, sources said Wednesday; a man has been taken into custody in connection with her case

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    Girl Vanishes From Her Home in Queens

    Victoria Grabowski's family says she may have flown to England to meet someone she had been talking to online.

    (Published Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2019)

    What to Know

    • A 16-year-old Queens girl missing since Saturday has been found safe in Britain, law enforcement sources said

    • Victoria Grabowski was located in Nottingham, sources said Wednesday; a man has been taken into custody in connection with her case

    • The sources said the girl was waiting to be reunited with her family as of Wednesday afternoon

    A 16-year-old Queens girl who vanished from her home over the weekend has been found in England, law enforcement sources tell News 4. 

    Victoria Grabowski, who had last been seen at her Maspeth home around 10 a.m. Saturday, was found safe in Nottingham, the sources said. One man was arrested in connection with the case by London Metropolitan Police, the sources said. 

    No additional details were available on the circumstances of Grabowski's disappearance, the man in custody or how she may have gotten to Nottingham, about 128 miles north of London. 

    Her family had reached out to various media outlets around the time she vanished saying she booked a flight out of John F. Kennedy International Airport using cash and a Polish passport. They feared she may have been lured by a stranger with whom she had been talking online. 

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    The law enforcement sources said the girl was waiting to be reunited with her family as of Wednesday afternoon.

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