Police, family members and friends are searching for a missing flight attendant last seen at LaGuardia Airport.
Sierra Shields, 30, left the Queens, New York, airport on January 14 and has not been heard from since, her family says.
Police described her as 5 feet 7 inches tall, weighing 160 pounds, with a medium build, medium complexion, black hair and brown eyes.
Here’s what you need to know:
1. She Quit Her Job as a Flight Attendant Before She Went Missing
Shields was scheduled to work on a flight on January 14. She instead went to a meeting with her supervisor and quit her job, PIX 11 reports.
She was possibly wearing her flight attendant uniform when she left the airport, her friend says.
She does not have a boyfriend and her family doesn’t think she has any enemies, but family members told the New York Post that she had been depressed for several days.
“Her roommates noticed that about her,” her father, Chris Shields, told PIX 11. “They noticed some things had just changed in the last week with her as far as her personality and what was going on with her.”
2. She Was Last Seen Leaving LaGuardia Airport on Foot
Shields left the airport on foot, her family says.
Police said anyone who may have seen her or has any other information should call 1-800-577-TIPS.
“We all love her and we all look forward to sharing our life with her,” her father, Chris Shields, told the New York Post. “We’d just love for her to come home.”
3. Her Family Has Started a Facebook Page to Help Find Her
Shields’ family has set up a Facebook page to provide information about her and the efforts to find her.
“Please help find this beautiful young lady! She is a precious, bubbly, and happy person. She lives her life by God’s word and is such an amazing, helpful, and caring daughter, sister, and friend. All of us who know her, love her very much! If anyone has any information, please contact the number in the picture or this page. Please share and pray for her and her family! Thank you,” her family wrote.
4. Her Phone & Wallet Were Found at Her Home in Astoria
Shields lives in the Astoria neighborhood of Queens.
Her phone and wallet were found at her apartment, PIX 11 reports. It’s not clear if she returned there after leaving the airport.
5. She Is a Member of the Connection Church in Queens
Shields is a member of the Connection Church in Queens, according to the Facebook page set up by her family.
Her pastor, Larry Mayberry, said that Shields had spoken to his wife earlier in the week and did not mention anything that seemed life threatening or altering, according to PIX 11.