Post link 19 August 2014, 1:57
Sudanese model, Ataui Deng has been reported missing by a friend and has not been seen for ten days.

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 has been set up to receive any information that may lead to her whereabouts.

Born in Sudan, the 22-year-old was on her way up in the modeling world. Having posed for ELLE France, Zac Posen, Lanvin and Oscar de la Renta her smooth ebony skin and slender frame were her most prominent features. She even posed beside Jourdan Dunn for Rihanna’s River Island campaign last year.
Reports have noted that she went missing over a week ago in New York City’s Lower East Side.
The missing report from her friend reads: 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 Thank you.
According to to the local NBC affiliate:
Ataui-Deng Hopkins was last seen leaving the rooftop XVI Lounge on West 48th Street, near Eighth Avenue, at around midnight on Wednesday, Aug. 6, according to police. Hopkins, who models professionally under the name Ataui Deng, lives on the Lower East Side, police said.

She last posted to Instagram on Aug 2, and has since been mum on social media. Deng’s modeling agency, Trump Management has yet to make a statement regarding her whereabouts.

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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