The family of a missing Georgia State University student is asking for help finding her.
Jacqueline VanLoo-Al Kush has not heard from her 21-year-old daughter since she returned a missed call Friday night.
“‘Mom, I saw you called,’” missing Georgia State student Monique Priester told VanLoo-Al Kush in their last conversation about 6:15 p.m. Friday. “‘Everything OK?’ I was like, ‘Yeah. Where are you?’”
Priester, 21, told her mother she was on the university’s downtown Atlanta campus and planning to catch an Uber back to the family’s Dacula home. She’d taken one from Gwinnett County to Georgia State earlier in the day without incident. On the return trip, she said she was going to ride with other people, according to Channel 2 Action News.
“It was cheaper to do a shared Uber,” friend Darren Howard told the television station.
Priester never made it home and her cellphone goes straight to voicemail.
When her family contacted Uber, the car-sharing service told them they needed a subpoena to release information about the ride, according to Channel 2. In a statement, Uber officials said they were working with investigators to provide any assistance to get Priester back home as soon as possible.
Priester suffers from depression and anxiety disorder and is on medication, her mother told television station.
Though details of the missing person’s report are not available, police said they have no reason to suspect foul play in the woman’s disappearance, Channel 2 reported.
Family and friends don’t believe Priester, who only had a gray tank top, shorts, a backpack and a laptop, just left home.
“That doesn’t sound like Mo,” said Howard, who passed out fliers Monday with photos of his friend. “That doesn’t make any sense.”
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