NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A Queens woman who went missing Sunday has been found safe in Texas, the NYPD confirmed to CBS 2.
The family of Rajwinder Kaur, 26, had been desperately searching for answers in her disappearance earlier this week. Police said she was found in “good health” in Texas, but it is unclear why she was there.
Kaur was last seen at her Hollis home on 198th Street around 8 p.m. on Sunday. That is when the former social worker left to volunteer at a Brooklyn shelter, according to her family.
Published reports said that Kaur may have fled to Texas because she didn’t want to be in an arranged marriage.
On Tuesday, the missing woman’s sister, Lucky Kaur, said that their youngest sister received a text message from Rajwinder’s phone, saying “The owner of this phone is dead, but she was smiling.”
Gurpreet Kaur told CBS 2 in an e-mailed statement that the family is happy and relieved to know her sister is alive and safe.
“There are no words to express our sincere gratitude to the NYPD, family, friends, and everyone that assisted with this search. The alarming text message was our biggest concern and we are just relieved that she is alive and well. Please respect our family’s privacy as this is a difficult time,” she said.