Rihanna issued an emotional plea on Monday for help in finding her backup dancer, Shirlene Quigley, who has been missing since early Sunday morning.
“This beautiful soul, and former dancer of mine is MISSING!!! My heart aches thinking of how heavy this is on all who love her!” the singer wrote on Instagram, along with a photo of her missing friend.
“If anyone has seen of has any information on @shirlenequigley’s whereabouts…..PLEASE CONTACT the North Bergen Police Department 201 392 2100!!!!”
Quigley, 32, who has also performed with Beyonce, Missy Elliott and Jamie Foxx, according to People.com, has not been seen since boarding a bus at the Port Authority Bus Terminal in New York City around 1 a.m. ET on Sunday.
The dancer lives in North Bergen, New Jersey, and teaches dance at Peridance Capezio Center and Broadway Dance Center in Manhattan.
The police were alerted to her disappearance by her father, NBC New York reported. The concerned parent, who lives in California, said she always called him at 6 p.m. each evening and he got worried when she didn’t get in touch on Sunday.
Quigley’s cellphone was found in a bridal store in the Chelsea area of New York City, but her dad said she could have been there picking up clothes for a show.
However, he said she recently made a strange comment to a friend, saying: “Get ready, it’s about to happen and I’m going to need you to sub for me.”
See Rihanna‘s plea for help below.
Missy Elliott also posted about the dancer, asking anyone who may have seen her to “contact the North Bergen police 201-392-2100.”
URGENT Message*** PLEASE If anyone has seen or heard from Shirlene Quigley @shirlenequigley please contact the North Bergen police 201-392-2100.!!! She was last seen Saturday night around 12:55 AM at Port Authority. She was wearing a pink jacket and 3-4 inch heels. The police have her phone. At this time a police report has been filed. If you have any information please come forward. Please share and help us find her!! #shirlenequigley amazing SWEET CARING SPIRIT who is LOVED by MANY! I NEED YALL TO REPOST get this info out there! Please help with any information????????????????????????????????