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 FindAtaui@gmail.com. Thank you.
Ataui Deng, a Sundanese model who has lived and worked in New York since 2008, has gone missing. On Monday afternoon fashion industry insiders, like fellow Sudanese model Ajak Deng --who appeared in a Benetton spread with Deng--and Deng's friend Roblé, asked for the public's help locating the model on Instagram.
The NYPD says Deng, who lives on the Lower East Side, went missing around midnight on Wednesday, August 6. She was last seen leaving 251 W. 48th in Manhattan. According to her friend, Roblé, two friends saw Deng that night at a party for Major Models at The Attic, in Hell's Kitchen.
In the NYPD bulletin the model, whose full legal name is Ataui Deng Hopkins, is described as six-foot-one-inches tall, 110 pounds with black hair, a dark complexion and a slim build. No clothing description was given.
Deng has walked the runway for L'Wren Scott, Proenza Schouler and Zac Posen, and her face has graced the pages of Teen Vogue and Harper's Bazaar, according to her New York magazine profile.
Deng hasn't tweeted since December, but her last Instagram is this shot--which she made both her Twitter and Instagram profile pictures--taken with That 70s Show star Wilmer Valderrama, and posted about two weeks ago.
Anyone with any information about Deng's disappearance is asked to called Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-8477, or NYPDCrimeStoppers.co m or text TIP577 to the number 274637. All calls are confidential.
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Crazy that no one said anything until today 10 days is a long time.