[UPDATE]: Shirlene Quigley has been found, according to a social media post from North Bergen police. The 32-year-old dancer is reportedly “safe and being treated at an undisclosed location.”
Rihanna and Missy Elliott took to social media to call for help in the search for the woman they both praised for having a bright spirit. Missy posted again to thank everyone once Quigley was found.
— North Bergen Police (@nbpolice) October 25, 2016
— Missy Elliott (@MissyElliott) October 25, 2016
(This article was first published today [October 25, 2016] at 11:19 a.m. PST and is as follows.)
Both Rihanna and Missy Elliott have tapped into the power of social media to help find 32-year-old dancer Shirlene Quigley.
Quigley, who has served as a backup dancer for Rihanna and Beyonce, went missing at the top of this week after hopping on a bus at Port Authority in New York City Sunday morning, according to NBC New York.
Rihanna described Quigley as a “beautiful soul” and urged those with any information to contact the North Bergen Police Department.
“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 !!!!,” Rihanna wrote in the caption to an Instagram post featuring video of Quigley.
Missy echoed RiRi’s sentiment in her Instagram post, writing “Those who have met her know her spirit is always bubbly and kind & uplifting energy! Sending countless prayers.”
This is @shirlenequigley she's been missing since Friday she is so loved & we pray for her safe return.. if u have any information or seen her please contact North Bergen police 201-392-2100 she was last seen at 12:55 am at Port Authority. Need help from the whole Dance Community to spread the word! Those who have met her know her spirit is always bubbly and kind & uplifting energy! Sending countless prayers??
The disappearance of Quigley, whose cellphone was discovered in a bridal shop, comes shortly after the dancer reportedly made the following remark to a friend: “Get ready, it’s about to happen and I’m going to need you to sub for me.”
Her father, who says he speaks to her every evening, noticed Quigley went missing when he hadn’t heard from her. Quigley’s landlord reached also out to a friend of hers to inform them that Quigley did not seem well on Saturday.