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Missing 16-year-old girl from elite NYC prep school disappeared from Bronx home

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A 16-yr-aged woman on scholarship at an elite Manhattan prep school jetted out of her family’s Bronx house on Saturday afternoon and now her mom fears she could be in hazard. 

“She just abruptly walked out the door on Saturday – didn’t say something, just walked out,” Kimberly Valera, Jezlieanne Colon’s mother, informed Fox Information Electronic on Monday. “I have not read from her given that.”

Jezlieanne Colon, 16, abruptly left her Bronx home on Saturday afternoon. 

Jezlieanne Colon, 16, abruptly remaining her Bronx house on Saturday afternoon. 
(Kimberly Valera)

Colon is a scholarship student at the all-woman Nightingale-Bamford School on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. 

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She attended most of her freshman yr remotely from property because of to the coronavirus pandemic, but started off having problems at university when she began her sophomore calendar year in-human being previous slide, her mom claimed. 

Jezlieanne Colon started attending Nightingale-Bamford School, the real-life inspiration for Gossip Girl, in September 2020. 

Jezlieanne Colon commenced attending Nightingale-Bamford School, the true-everyday living inspiration for Gossip Lady, in September 2020. 
(Kimberly Valera)

Valera explained she believes an individual may well have picked her daughter up right after she still left their home in the Bronx community of Castle Hill involving 3:30 and 4:00 p.m.

“We you should not think she remaining on the train simply because she disappeared from the spot so quickly,” Valera stated. “Her brother left quickly just after her to see if he could find her and he failed to.” 

Jezlieanne Colon's phone was turned off about an hour after she left her Bronx home on Saturday. 

Jezlieanne Colon’s phone was turned off about an hour after she remaining her Bronx household on Saturday. 
(Kimberly Valera)

Colon’s phone has been turned off due to the fact all around 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, but she was lively on other social media applications

“When we went into her laptop, we seen that that night that she still left, she logged in to her Snapchat account at 8:00, at 10:30, and at 1:00 a.m. I never know what system she logged into, simply because her mobile phone was off. I you should not know, possibly she has access to it as a result of anyone else,” Valera mentioned. 

The Nightingale-Bamford School, an independent K-12 girls' school, is seen here in New York City, U.S., August 18, 2018. 

The Nightingale-Bamford School, an impartial K-12 girls’ faculty, is viewed here in New York City, U.S., August 18, 2018. 
(REUTERS/Brendan McDermid)

Nightingale-Bamford College, which costs $59,000 a calendar year, is the real-lifestyle inspiration for the fictional Constance Billard College for Women in the Television sequence “Gossip Female.” The creator of the original “Gossip Woman” novels, Cecily von Ziegesar, graduated from Nightingale-Bamford University in 1988. 

“We have been in common contact with her relatives and we have made available all the help we can to assist in their endeavours to locate her,” Thomas Hein, the communications director for Nightingale-Bamford Faculty, explained to Fox News Digital on Monday. 

“We are deeply anxious for her nicely-currently being, and keep on being committed to ensuring her harmless return.”

A spokesperson for Nightingale-Bamford School said they are in touch with Jezlieanne Colon's family. 

A spokesperson for Nightingale-Bamford School said they are in contact with Jezlieanne Colon’s relatives. 
(Kimberly Valera)

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Any individual with information about Colon’s disappearance can connect with NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-Tips (8477) or 1-888-57-PISTA (74782) for Spanish.