A 15-year-old girl with cerebral palsy was found Friday at a hotel in Los Angeles with a man she met online.
Nathan Williams, 22, reportedly traveled from Houston, Texas, to California to meet the girl, identified as Phoebe Carreon, KTLA reported.
Carreon was last seen at about noon on Thursday when she left Mission Viejo High School and got into a ride-share vehicle with Williams, the Orange County Sheriff’s Department said. Her father reported her missing.
Help us find 15-year-old Phoebe. She is believed to be with a 22-year-old man she met online. The man traveled from Texas to meet with Phoebe. We have established an incident management team and are actively working to bring her home. If you see her, please call 9-1-1. pic.twitter.com/7ePKa1v32F
— OC Sheriff, CA (@OCSheriff) August 27, 2021
Investigators discovered that the two had been communicating via the Discord app. Police have not released any of the communications nor said what led them to the hotel where they were found.
Orange County officials said Williams would be booked on suspicion of sex-related crimes and Carreon would be returned to her family.
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[Featured image: Left: Phoebe Carreon and Nathan Williams/Orange County Sheriff’s Office]