Supermodel Ataui Deng missing in New York for nearly two weeks


A Sudanese supermodel living in New York has been missing for nearly two weeks.

Ataui Deng-Hopkins, 22, was last seen August 6 in Midtown Manhattan according to an NYPD spokesperson. Family have publicly said she was last seen two days later on the Lower East Side.

Ajak Deng, her aunt, posted a picture to Instagram, along with a description of the missing woman. It was the first time her disappearance was made public.

"MISSING: My friend Ataui Deng has been missing for 10 days. She was last seen in the Lower East Side of New York City. She is 5 feet 10 inches tall and slim. If you see her please email Thank you."

Police told AOL she was last seen leaving 251 West 48th Street just after 12:00 a.m. on August 6.

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Supermodel Ataui Deng missing in New York for nearly two weeks
MIAMI BEACH, FL - NOVEMBER 20: Ataui Deng attends the Express Spring 2011 Runway Show and After Party at the Soho Beach House on November 20, 2010 in Miami Beach, Florida. (Photo by Gustavo Caballero/WireImage for Express)
NEW YORK - AUGUST 20: Model Ataui Deng attends the Charlotte Ronson and JCPenney's celebration of I Heart Ronson at The Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers on August 20, 2009 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/WireImage for Charlotte Ronson)
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 19: Ataui Deng sighting during London Fashion Week S/S 2012 on September 19, 2011 in London, England. (Photo by Ben Pruchnie/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 2012: Model Ataui Deng wears a dress from a Spanish market and Converse shoes in August 2012 in Soho, New York City. (Photo by Melodie Jeng/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - MARCH 03: Ataui Deng walks the runway during the Kenzo Fall/Winter 2013 Ready-to-Wear show as part of Paris Fashion Week at La Samaritaine on March 3, 2013 in Paris, France. (Photo by Victor VIRGILE/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)
Ataui Deng attends the Fendi 'O For Duran Duran Party during Paris Fashion Week Ready To Wear Spring/Summer 2011 on October 3, 2010 in Paris, France.
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The missing model has not made any social media posts since going missing, and family claim to have not heard from her in the time since.

Manhattan's Lower East Side is filled with restaurants, bars and clubs – it is often filled with people partying into the early hours of every morning - but is not known to be a particularly dangerous neighborhood.

Midtown Manhattan is also home to many bars and restaurants in the area Deng went missing, according to police.

Deng has been a runway and magazine fixture around the world in recent years, modeling for several fashion lines including Hermes, Rihanna's River Island collection and others, according to her Twitter.

An NYPD spokesperson urged anyone with tips to call Crime Stoppers at 800-577-8477. All calls will be kept confidential.

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