Zariya Bennett, the 16-year-old mother, is approximately 5’7″ tall, weighs around 130 pounds, and has a dark complexion, according to the police.
One of her former classmates, Janiece Neville, told News 12 that Bennett is a kind and helpful person.
“She was a good person, she always helped me with my work. We were good friends… this is a serious situation. We don’t know what happened, but she’s not here, and we have to find her.“
Authorities reported that Bennett was last seen wearing gray sweatpants.
The NYPD encourages anyone with information to contact the Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or the Spanish hotline at 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). All calls will be handled with strict confidentiality.
This is not the first time Zariya Bennett’s name has popped up on the missing person’s list.
“Last seen walking on Pennsylvania Ave towards Dumont Ave in East New York to Thomas Jefferson H.S. around 7:30 am on Friday, Nov. 19, 2021. She never made it to school,” a tweet by Media Eat Out to help find her said
The discussions were held during REVOLT WORLD and hosted by global news anchor Mara S. Campo. Speaking to survivors and activists, “RBN” sought to not only spotlight the issue but try to offer up solutions as well.