Nursing Student Jasmine Joseph, 22, Missing Since February 24


Indian American student Jasmine Joseph, seen in a photo from the Find Jasmine Facebook page, went missing Feb. 24.

SAN LEANDRO, Calif., United States

A young Indian American nursing student has gone missing in New York, and her family has been frantically searching for her.

Jasmine Joseph, 22, of Syosset, Long Island, claimed to be in her junior year as a student at the New York Institute of Technology, but school records state that she has not attended the college since May of 2013.

Joseph’s father, who was recently in India with his wife over the school term winter break, said he left a credit card with his daughter to pay for the spring semester, and was surprised to learn that she never did pay the school for the spring term.

Joseph is a graduate of Syosset High School, and her family has lived in the community since 1997.

Her college issued this statement after she went missing: “The NYIT community has recently learned of the disappearance of one of our former students, Jasmine Joseph, who until May 2013 was a student in the nursing program. We have been in contact and are cooperating with Jasmine’s family, who are actively seeking her whereabouts. Many students and staff members are helping to spread the word and share photos, in hopes that the public will recognize this young woman and contact her family or the authorities. Our thoughts are with her loved ones.”

Friends have been distributing flyers about the missing girl, and on Mar. 4 led a campaign to blanket the town of Syosset with flyers, according to a Facebook page set up for the purpose,

Joseph is 5’1” and 120 lbs. She was seen driving her 2012 silver Nissan Altima with license plate GAD3453. Anyone with information is urged to call (516) 364-4813 or (561) 312-9076.

By India west