A 16-year-old girl who went missing for three days has been found to the relief of her father, a radio show host who issued a public appeal for help on air.
Gabrielle Pagliarulo, of Spring Branch, Texas was found more than 1,200 miles away in San Diego, California on Saturday with Christopher Lee Fretwell, 29, who was arrested for unlawful restraint, police said.
The girl’s father Joe ‘Pags’ Pagliarulo, a nationally syndicated radio talk show host, expressed his gratitude after he announced she was found near the border of Mexico.
Gabby was reported missing on Wednesday, and she was last seen with Fretwell in a 2011 Toyota Camry on Arizona’s Interstate 40, police said.
On Friday, Joe, who is broadcast on WOAI in San Antonio and KPRC in Houston, shared his worries on air, asking for people to keep their eyes peeled.
He also wrote a post on Facebook that read: ‘WE NEED her home. Gabby, we love you and miss you so much baby. Come home now.’