NYC-Based Model Ataui Deng Has Gone Missing [Updated]

UPDATE: Ataui has been found safe Monday night at a New York hospital, 12 days after she went missing from a nightclub in Hell’s Kitchen. Police have not immediately offered details of how she was found.

Some more distressing news to add to the current cycle: NYC-based model Ataui Deng has been missing for 10 days.

According to an Instagram posted by Ajak Deng, Ataui’s aunt, the Sudanese model was last seen in the Lower East Side of New York City nearly two weeks ago. The email address FindAtaui@gmail.com has been set up to receive any information that may lead to her whereabouts.


“MISSING: My friend Ataui Deng has been missing for 10 days. She was last seen in the Lower East Side of New York City. She is 5 feet 10 inches tall and slim. If you see her please email FindAtaui@gmail.com. Thank you.”

Deng has modeled for Marie Claire France, Elle France, Vogue Germany, and Rihanna’s Spring 2013 River Island collection. She is also a fixture on the international fashion week runways.

If you have seen Ataui or have any information that might lead to her whereabouts you can also contact New York City’s Missing Persons Squad at 1-212-694-7781. 

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