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Queens girl missing since Saturday found overseas in London: police

Posted: 12:52 PM, Aug 28, 2019
Updated: 2019-08-28 17:40:58-04

LONDON — A Queens teenager last seen on Saturday was found in London, police said Wednesday.

Officers said Victoria Grabowski, 16, was last seen at 10 a.m. Saturday at her home in Maspeth, Queens.

Grabowski is believed to have developed some sort of relationship with a man, whose age is not immediately known, according to police officials. A source told PIX11's Nicole Johnson that the man is believed to have lured her there.

She flew to London with clothes and money, officials said.

Police in London located the teen and have a man in custody that they are questioning, according to NYPD officials.

Grabowski is said to be safe and will be reunited with her parents soon, NYPD Chief of Detectives Dermot Shea said Wednesday.

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The New York Daily News said Grabowski met the man on Facebook, and that she used her Polish passport to get into the country, the Daily News said.

A source told PIX11's Nicole Johnson that the girl used a credit card to pay for the ticket.

This story previously cited a report from the New York Daily News that Grabowski had used cash to purchase her plane ticket.