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Friday
Nov262010

College Student Vanishes While Home for Holiday Break

Photo Courtesy - ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Police are expected to continue their ground search Friday for a young New York woman who went missing a week ago, after coming home from college for the holiday break.

Search and rescue teams took Thanksgiving Day off, but investigators at the Onondaga County Sheriff’s Office said they would continue to process tips and track down leads in the search for Jenni-Lyn Watson, 20, of the upstate New York town of Clay.

Watson went missing last Friday, after she returned home from Mercyhurst College in Pennsylvania to spend Thanksgiving with her family. She was last seen at home with her parents and 17-year-old sister. When they returned home in the afternoon, Watson was gone, along with her cell phone. Watson's purse, wallet and house keys were still at home.

Police continue to classify the case as a missing-person investigation.

Authorities would not confirm if they had a suspect in the case.

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Wednesday
Nov242010

College Student Vanishes While Home on Break

Photo Courtesy - ABC News(LIVERPOOL, N.Y.) -- Authorities in upstate New York are searching for a college student who went missing Friday after returning home from Mercyhurst College in Erie, Pa. for Thanksgiving break.

Jenni-Lyn Watson, 20, was last seen at her family's home in Liverpool, N.Y., near Syracuse, on Nov. 19.

Onondaga County Sheriff deputies, firefighters and U.S. Marshals are using information obtained from her cell phone records to search a large wooded area in the northern suburbs of Syracuse.

"This is an area that has shown up on her cell phone records," Onondaga County Undersheriff Warren Darby told ABC News Syracuse affiliate WSYR. "We wanted to make sure her phone wasn't left here and if it was, we wanted to recover it because it may have some more information."

According to a neighbor interviewed by the Post-Standard, Watson was last seen at home Friday morning with her parents and 17-year-old sister. When they returned home Friday afternoon, Watson was gone, along with her cell phone. Watson's purse, wallet, and house keys were still at home.

Authorities are urging people to call if they have information but not to look for Watson on their own, saying it would interfere with the investigation.

Jenni-Lyn's mother, Jackie Watson, delivered the same message in a written statement: "Thank you for all of the offers of help and assistance. It is greatly appreciated. At this time, we ask that you respect the advice of the Sheriff's Department and do not go near the designated search area. Professionals are covering that part of the search. However, what you can do is check any property you own, to include buildings, basements, sheds, or places that you do not normally spend time in."







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