The search for Saniyya Dennis continues after the New York college sophomore disappeared over a week ago on April 24.
Saniyya is a student of Buffalo State College and was last seen on the campus using an elevator on April 24. According to university police at Buffalo State College, Saniyya’s cellphone last pinged in the Niagara Falls State Park and the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority reported that the 19-year-old was caught on video inside of the downtown bus terminal. However, this video has not yet been released to the public.
On Sunday, 2WGRZ News stated that a New York State Police helicopter and a group of K-9 tracking dogs assisted searchers as they combed through the Niagara Falls area as well as nearby Goat Island. As of Monday, no new information was discovered.
It was initially believed that the Bronx native had remained in the Buffalo area or had traveled to Yonkers, near New York City. Yet, when Saniyya didn’t reappear a few days after she went missing, authorities began to reexamine her potential whereabouts. In a Friday press conference, Chief Peter Carey of the University Police Department revealed that investigators had not found any financial, cell phone or electronic activity since Saniyya disappeared. Additionally, Saniyya has not been in contact with her family at any capacity.
“This is not like her,” Saniyya’s sister said during Friday’s press conference. “This is not of her nature.”
If you or anyone you know has any information pertaining to Saniyya’s case, you are encouraged to contact the Buffalo State Police at (716) 878-6333. Saniyya’s father, Calvin Byrd, is offering a $10,000 reward for information as well.