Reese McKee with a photo of 'mystery girl' Katie Capp.
A lovestruck Wellington man could get his Christmas wish
after a year-long search for a mystery American girl, who has
told overseas media she is waiting for him to get in touch.
Reese McKee, 25, met a young woman he knew only as Katie last
New Year's Eve in Hong Kong.
At the end of the evening she left with friends, but not
before asking him to find her.
His quest to find "Katie from DC" through social media went
viral and last week he tracked her down, but said he would
wait for the story to settle down before getting in touch
The Daily Mail has found 20-year-old Katie Capp studying in a
small French town near the border of Italy.
She told the paper she was single but was not sure how she
felt about Mr McKee.
"I haven't made up my mind yet about whether I like him or
not. I'm still waiting for him to get in touch."
Ms Capp was spending her junior year abroad studying French
at the Sciences Po University on the Cote d'Azur.
She said a date in the future with Mr McKee was not out of
The story has captured the imagination of romantics worldwide
with more than 100,000 views on the NZ Herald website and
featuring on international media sites including the Daily
Mail, Gawker and Slate.
Representatives from Facebook, Good Morning America, TV
stations and radio stations in Canada and Australia had
contacted Mr McKee with interview requests but he had turned
them all down.
Mr McKee told APNZ last week he was walking around Hong Kong
admiring the lights when he found the mystery woman crying on
the side of the road.
After spending the night drinking and dancing they parted,
with her last words to him: "Find me".
Mr McKee has since taken down the Facebook page he used to
launch his appeal due to an overwhelming number of responses.
"I'm just looking to settle it down. It was a hell of a lot
of pressure, after the second day it sort of dawned on me
that if I was going through this much, then there was going
to be an incredible wave of pressure slammed into her," he