Rihanna Asks For Help Finding Ataui Deng, Missing Model

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By Daniel Gates


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UPDATE: Gossip Cop has learned that Deng was located in a New York hospital on Monday night.

The police are not offering any other details at this time.

We will update again.

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Rihanna has joined the search for Ataui Deng, a model who went missing in New York nearly two weeks ago.

On Monday, Rihanna tweeted a picture of herself with Deng (see right), writing, “If any one has any information on this young lady’s whereabouts, please call the NYPD or email findataui@gmail.com.”

Deng has modeled for Rihanna’s River Island fashion collection. Originally from Sudan, she has worked in New York for several years and lives on the Lower East Side.

Deng, whose full legal name is Ataui Deng Hopkins, was reportedly last seen leaving XVI Lounge on West 48th Street on August 6, according to law enforcement officials. She is 6’1″ and approximately 110 pounds.

Anyone with information about her whereabouts is asked to call 1-800-577-8477 or text TIP577 to 274637. People can also contact NYPDCrimeStoppers.com.

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