Police, family and friends are continuing their search for 19-year-old Saniyya Dennis, a student at The State University of New York College at Buffalo. Her father, former Dipset rapper 40Cal, recently offered a $10,000 reward for any useful information on her disappearance. According to WGRZ, Dennis was last witnessed leaving her dorm room on the night of Saturday, April 24.
Nearly two weeks later, few signs of Dennis have been found. Buffalo State Police allegedly have unreleased footage of the young college student at a Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority (NFTA) bus terminal.
Searchers recently tried looking near Niagra Falls State Park due to her cell phone last pinging in that location. Investigators also believe that the national park is where she took her last Snapchat photo, which features a scenic view of the park at night.
Her prominent father, also known by Calvin Byrd, told WGRZ about the horrifying experience, “We combed the whole park, even places where she was nowhere near, putting up flyers. The dogs came out yesterday, and today they had the helicopter for the search.”
Dennis’s family allegedly seemed frustrated with a lack of information from Buffalo State Police during Friday’s press conference. They also raised concerns about how fast the investigation was going, WGRZ reports. Now, 40Cal is hoping to get new information about his daughter’s whereabouts through his social media.
“My daughter Saniyya is missing out of Buffalo State College,” the 39-year-old rapper wrote on his Instagram Thursday, “Anyone with any helpful info hit my dm, any other matters respectfully don’t contact me!, $10,000 for any info that [connects].”
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Julia Stevens, a member of Allies for Black Justice, also helped local volunteers search for the young woman.
“We cannot rule out any possibility and people seeing her face– people being able to recognize her immediately, is going to be what’s most important if she is somewhere in distress,” she told Buffalo’s WKBW.
University police are working with several New York police agencies to find Dennis and bring her home.
If you or anyone you know have any information that can help in the investigation, the police urge you to contact Buffalo State’s University Police Department at (716) 878-6333 or firstname.lastname@example.org.