Searching for Missing Korean American in New York

D-Bo, April 10, 2014, 11:11 a.m.

According to a recent report by CBS, a 29 year old Columbia Dental School student and part time comedian has been missing since April 1.  The New York Police Department has opend a missing reports on the victim Lee Ji Won.

Lee Ji Won was last seen on Tuesday in her apartment in Washington Heights in Manhattan around 9:30 p.m.  Her last phone call was to her brother Matt Lee from the George Washington Bridge connecting Manhattan and New Jersey. "The phone number was later disconnected and the phone turned off on Wednesday," CBS reported. 

Police are investigating with the possibility of abduction in mind. Rumors of a suicide note being found spread across the Internet, but these were later revealed to be untrue, according to the Daily Mail. 

Lee's brother, who is a Columbia med school student, has launched an online campaign to find his sister. He is currently raising funds on to cover the cost of hiring a private detective. So far, around US$30,000 has been raised. 

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