Search for Missing 17 Year Old Rebecca Arthur from Connecticut Who flew to Morocco to see Facebook Friend Sima El Adala (Update: Found Safe)
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17 year old Rebecca Arthur of Clinton, CT is missing after she boarded a plane from JFK International Airport on Monday and flew to Casablanca, Morocco. Her plan was to travel to Morocco to see a Facebook friend, Sima El Adala. If that is his real name. According to accounts, her parents were unaware of her Facebook relationship with this individual or her plans to fly to Morocco. However, the two have been in a relationship since Feb. 18, 2015, according to Facebook profile that match the pair’s names and photos.
Rebecca is described as a white female, approximately 5′ tall, 150lbs, with blue eyes, and blonde hair with red highlights and was last seen wearing black yoga pants, black sleeveless shirt, and pink, blue, and white Nike brand sneakers. Rebecca had a red suit case. Rebecca arrived in Morocco on July 7. Police say Rebecca Arthur’s mother dropped her off Monday at the Delta Airlines terminal under the impression that the Clinton teen was flying to California to visit a friend. Instead police say the blond, blue-eyed girl boarded an international flight with about $25 in her pocket to the North African city which was most recently given a high-crime rating by the U.S. Department of State. According to Clinton Police spokesman Sgt. Jeremiah Dunn, “The daughter had no intent of going to California.”
The FBI, Homeland Security Department and the U.S. Consulate in Morocco are all aiding in the investigation.
Authorities are searching for a Connecticut teenager who traveled to Morocco this week to see a Facebook friend.
The Clinton Police Department is investigating a missing persons report involving 17-year old Rebecca Arthur.
According to investigators, Rebecca was dropped off at the Delta Airlines terminal of JFK International Airport on Monday.
Police say that she flew to Casa Blanco, Morocco to see her Facebook friend, Sima El Adala, arriving on Tuesday.
Her parents were unaware of her plans or the details of the Facebook relationship.
A note to all parents, check your kids FACEBOOK page!!! How do you not know your kid is in a relationship, check out Rebecca Arthur’s FB page… Hmm, who is the guy on your page?
Facebook page: Sima El Adala
UPDATE I: Missing Clinton Teen Flew to Morocco … Authorities say they think the person claiming to be El Adala paid for Arthur’s plane ticket.
Police say Arthur flew to Morocco to meet a Facebook friend named Simo El Adala. A Facebook profile for El Adala features photos of Arthur and lists her as in a relationship with the girl. El Adala’s profile states that he lives in Uruguay.
Authorities say they think the person claiming to be El Adala paid for Arthur’s plane ticket, which likely topped $1,000. Dunn said investigators worried El Adala is not who his online persona claims to be.
“We don’t know that he’s a real person,” Dunn said. “That’s our concern.”
Picture: Left: Rebecca Arthur - Right: a pic of who is presumed to me Sima El Adala
Anyone with information is asked to contact Clinton Police at 860-669-0451.
A missing teenage girl who ran off to Morocco to be with her internet boyfriend has been found and is said to be on her way back home to America.
Rebecca Arthur, 17, was located in a seaside resort near Casablanca with Simo Al Adala and his family, safe, and authorities are believed to be arranging for her to return to her native Connecticut.