Shelia Frederick knew something was wrong the moment she saw her. The teenage girl looked disheveled. She refused to make eye contact. And she wouldn’t speak to the flight crew — the well-dressed man she sat with spoke for her.
“Something in the back of my mind said something was not right,” Frederick told WTSP. He was well-dressed. That’s what got me because I thought why is he well-dressed and she is looking all disheveled and out of sorts?”
Frederick left her a note in one of the bathrooms. The young girl responded, “I need help.”
The pilot called the police, who were ready and waiting by the time the plane touched down in San Francisco.