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Connecticut girl vanishes after flying to Morocco to meet Facebook friend

Posted: 5:22 PM, Jul 09, 2015
Updated: 2015-07-09 17:22:11-04
Rebecca Arthur (left) allegedly flew to Morocco to meet Facebook friend Sima El Adala (right), police in Clinton, Conn., said Thursday, July 9, 2015. (Photo: Clinton Police Department)

Rebecca Arthur (left) allegedly flew to Morocco to meet Facebook friend Sima El Adala (right), police in Clinton, Conn., said Thursday, July 9, 2015. (Photo: Clinton Police Department)

CLINTON, Conn. — Police are investigating a Connecticut teen who is missing after flying to Morocco to meet with a Facebook friend.

Rebecca Arthur, 17, was dropped off at the Delta Airlines terminal of JFK International Airport on Monday, police reported. She then flew to Casa Blanco, Morocco, to meet up with a Facebook friend, Sima El Adala.

The two have been in a relationship since Feb. 18, 2015, according to Facebook profiles that match the pair’s names and photos. El Adala’s profile features several pictures of the young girl.

Police said they are sure Arthur arrived in Morocco on Tuesday.

Rebecca Arthur, 17, is missing after allegedly flying to Morocco to meet a Facebook friend

Rebecca Arthur, 17, is missing after allegedly flying to Morocco to meet a Facebook friend

Her parents were unaware of her travel plans or any details of their daughter’s Facebook friendship, police said.

Arthur is described as a white female, approximately 5 feet tall, 150 pounds, with blue eyes and blonde hair with red highlights. She was last seen wearing black yoga pants, a black sleeveless shirt and pink, blue and white Nike sneakers. She was traveling with a red suitcase.

The Clinton Police Department is urging anyone with information on Arthur, El Adala or their whereabouts to contact them at 860-669-0451.