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Lacking 16-12 months-outdated girl from elite NYC prep school disappeared from Bronx property


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A 16-calendar year-outdated girl on scholarship at an elite Manhattan prep university jetted out of her family’s Bronx residence on Saturday afternoon and now her mom fears she may possibly be in risk. 

“She just abruptly walked doubt the doorway on Saturday – failed to say anything, just walked out,” Kimerly Valera, Jezlieanne Colon’s mom, explained to WHD News Digital on Monday. “I have not read from her due to the fact.”

Jezlieanne Colon, 16, abruptly left her Bronx home on Saturday afternoon. 

Jezlieanne Colon, 16, abruptly left her Bronx household on Saturday afternoon. 
(Kimberly Valera)

Colon is a scholarship student at the all-feminine Nightingale-Bamford College on Manhattan’s Upper East Aspect. 

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She attended most of her freshman year remotely from home because of to the coronavirus pandemic, but commenced owning troubles at university when she started her sophomore 12 months in-man or woman past slide, her mother mentioned. 

Jezlieanne Colon started attending Nightingale-Bamford School, the real-life inspiration for Gossip Girl, in September 2020. 

Jezlieanne Colon began attending Nightingale-Bamford School, the real-lifestyle inspiration for Gossip Lady, in September 2020. 
(Kimberly Valera)

Valera claimed she thinks somebody may possibly have picked her daughter up after she still left their residence in the Bronx neighborhood of Castle Hill involving 3:30 and 4:00 p.m.

“We you should not consider she left on the educate simply because she disappeared from the region so fast,” Valera mentioned. “Her brother left promptly just after her to see if he could locate her and he failed to.” 

Jezlieanne Colon's phone was turned off about an hour after she left her Bronx home on Saturday. 

Jezlieanne Colon’s phone was turned off about an hour after she remaining her Bronx house on Saturday. 
(Kimberly Valera)

Colon’s cellular phone has been turned off given that all over 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, but she was lively on other social media applications

“When we went into her personal computer, we recognized that that night that she still left, she logged in to her Snapchat account at 8:00, at 10:30, and at 1:00 a.m. I do not know what device she logged into, due to the fact her cellular phone was off. I really don’t know, maybe she has entry to it through any person else,” Valera explained. 

The Nightingale-Bamford School, an independent K-12 girls' school, is seen here in New York City, U.S., August 18, 2018. 

The Nightingale-Bamford Faculty, an unbiased K-12 girls’ school, is witnessed here in New York City, U.S., August 18, 2018. 
(REUTERS/Brendan McDermid)

Nightingale-Bamford School, which fees $59,000 a calendar year, is the authentic-life inspiration for the fictional Constance Billard University for Girls in the Television set series “Gossip Female.” The creator of the authentic “Gossip Woman” novels, Cecily von Ziegesar, graduated from Nightingale-Bamford University in 1988. 

“We have been in typical contact with her household and we have supplied all the assistance we can to aid in their initiatives to identify her,” Thomas Hein, the communications director for Nightingale-Bamford School, advised WHD News Digital on Monday. 

“We are deeply anxious for her perfectly-becoming, and continue to be committed to making certain her safe and sound return.”

A spokesperson for Nightingale-Bamford School said they are in touch with Jezlieanne Colon's family. 

A spokesperson for Nightingale-Bamford School said they are in contact with Jezlieanne Colon’s spouse and children. 
(Kimberly Valera)

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Anyone with facts about Colon’s disappearance can phone NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-Recommendations (8477) or 1-888-57-PISTA (74782) for Spanish. 

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