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California Woman Vanishes After Connecting on OKCupid
A California woman who “met” someone on the dating app OKCupid two weeks ago has been missing ever since.
Leslie Ben-Iesau of Sacramento hasn’t been seen or heard from by her family since April 15, when she told her sister Caroline that someone she had connected with on the dating app was coming to pick her up for a date and she would speak to her later.
“She told me there was somebody on the way to come pick her up,” Leslie’s sister Caroline Ben-Iesau told Fox40. “And she would keep me informed. She would keep in touch and let me know. And that’s the last I heard from her.”
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