Beyonce Backup Dancer Found Safe After Going Missing and Prompting Plea from Rihanna
A professional dancer who's backed up banner names including Beyonce was found safe Tuesday after going missing for two days, authorities said.
One of her former bosses had appealed to the public for help in finding her.
Shirlene Quigley, 32, had last been seen near the Port Authority Bus Terminal in Manhattan Sunday.
She was found Tuesday, New Jersey police said, according to The Associated Press. Her family was en route to see her at an undisclosed location, where she was receiving treatment, according to a tweet posted by performer Missy Elliott.
She has performed with several pop stars including Rihanna, who put out a public plea for help finding Quigley on Instagram Monday.
"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."
Along with her plea, Rihanna posted a touching video of Quigley in which the dancer asks her followers to treat everyone in the world, even strangers, "like we all came from the same family."
According to the North Bergen police department, Quigley's vehicle was located by the NYPD. Her cell phone has also been recovered.
Quigley was last seen wearing a pink top, blue jeans and high heels.
Her father, who lives in California, said his daughter normally calls him every day since she moved from Los Angeles to New York.
"I want my daughter back. She’s the most important thing in my life," Brad Quigley told CBSLA. "Everybody that’s reaching out is saying that this is not Shirlene."
According to her website, Quigley has performed all over the world and in music videos for artists including Chris Brown, Destiny's Child, Mary J Blige and Jamie Foxx.
Her father said Quigley had plenty to be happy about.
"The last time I spoke to her, she was very very happy, very upbeat," he said, before pleading with his daughter. "Baby, come home. I love you."