N.C. college student missing in New York
Posted January 31, 2009
Winston-Salem, N.C. — New York City police were searching Friday for a 19-year-old woman from Winston-Salem who hasn't been seen in over 10 days.
Erica Desai, a freshman at St. John's University in the Queens borough, was last seen around 10:30 p.m. Jan 20. A cousin dropped her off at her dorm near Union Turnpike and Utopia Parkway.
Surveillance cameras caught an unidentified man and woman using Desai's debit card at a Bank of America ATM at 44th Street and 6th Avenue in Manhattan a day later.
Desai's family from Winston-Salem has flown up to New York to help search for her. Relatives say they fear she was abducted.
Police said Desai stand 5 feet 8 inches tall and weighs approximately 120 pounds. She was last seen wearing a blue blazer, green jumpsuit and black shoes.
Anyone with information was asked to call New York Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477).