Rihanna And Missy Elliott Turn To Social Media To Help Search For Missing Dancer

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UPDATE, 5:44 p.m.: A tweet from the North Bergen Police Department Tuesday afternoon said that Shirlene Quigley had been found. "She is safe and being treated at an undisclosed location," it added. 

Celebrities are flexing their social media muscles to aid in the search for a dancer and a friend who went missing on Sunday.

According to NBC New York, Shirlene Quigley disappeared after last being seen at Manhattan's Port Authority Bus Terminal on October 23 at 1 a.m. Her father, who lives in California, alerted authorities after not hearing from his daughter during their usual 6 p.m. phone time. 

The Los Angeles-born dancer, who has worked with artists such as Beyoncé, Chris Brown, and Mary J. Blige, had recently moved to New York, and had been acting in some off-Broadway plays.

Rihanna posted an Instagram video Monday pleading for fans to be on the lookout for the missing woman. 

"This beautiful soul, and former dancer of mine is MISSING!!! My heart aches thinking of how heavy this is on all who love her! If anyone has seen or has any information on @shirlenequigley's whereabouts ..... PLEASE CONTACT the North Bergen Police Department 201 392 2100 !!!!" she wrote in the post.


In the video, Quigley reveals her shining personality through an insightful and inspiring message about our personal connections.

"Imagine if we treated each other like we all really came from the same family," Quigley says in the clip, according to People. "I know people probably think I'm crazy because I'm always telling everyone 'I love you! I love you!' Because the minute that I meet somebody I do love them because I know in my heart and in my spirit that that's my brother and my sister, that's my neighbor."

She closes with, "If I make a connection, a relationship whether it be one minute, one year or the rest of my life, if you are in my life, I love you."

Missy Elliott also took to social media, specifically Twitter, to share a missing poster with her followers.

The above tweet from Elliott, along with a second post, garnered hundreds of retweets, while Rihanna's Instagram video has been seen 1.6 million times, meaning fans are taking the time to help with the search for the young dancer.

We're happy to see these stars using their reach to amplify the police's efforts to locate the young woman. Our thoughts and prayers are with Quigley's family and friends, and hope that she's found safe and sound ... and soon!

Anyone who may have seen her is urged to contact New Jersey's North Bergen Police Department at 201-392-2100.

(H/T: Billboard)

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