UK gamer finds missing American girl by offering free pizza

Yvette Forester is now living with her grandparents in California.
Yvette Forester is now living with her grandparents in California. Photo credit: Facebook - Kim Pastore-Forester

The promise of free pizza enticed the captor of a young American girl to reveal his location to a British gamer he met online years ago.

Harry Brown solved the missing person's case from 8000km away in his bedroom in England after being contacted by the grandparents of missing four-year-old Yvette Henley, according to The Mirror.

Grandparents Gary and Kim Forester were granted custody of Yvette in June, but her father Virgil Henley fled to Arizona with the young girl, apparently unaware of the court order.

The Foresters noticed Mr Brown was friends with Virgil on Facebook and persuaded him to help get their granddaughter back.

After talking to Virgil for a couple of days via Facebook, Mr Brown was able to convince him to hand over his room number so that he could order him a pizza.

Mr Brown gave the information to US police who turned up, without pizza, to take Yvette back to California to live with her grandparents.

"I spend my life on the internet but little did I know that talking to random people would lead to me finding this little girl," Mr Brown told The Mirror.

"The police had been trying to find her since May and within two days I got his exact location.

"It's a really weird set of circumstances that fell into place.

"I cried so much when I saw the photos of [Yvette] with her grandparents."