The mystery surrounding the disappearance of Syosset, L.I. missing nursing student, Jasmine Joseph, has puzzled law enforcement officials as well as family and friends since she was last heard from in late February. However, according to the local police, there appears to be no "foul play".
Jasmine's sudden disappearance and unknown activities since February 24th has her parents and her friends concerned. Friends and extended family have started a Facebook page - “Find Jasmine Joseph” and a $5,000 reward is being offered. It is requested that anyone with information call (516) 573-7347 and ask for Detective Hayes.
In a further effort to find their daughter, the worried parents, Sony and Lovely, gathered friends and family at the local VFW Hall to hand out “missing person” flyers seeking information about their daughter’s disappearance.
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The father of the 22-year-old wept while speaking at the local VFW, saying, “Please come back, your papa and mom are waiting for you. We don’t ask you anything.”
During the police investigation it was discovered that Jasmine, who was thought to be attending classes at the New York Institute of Technology, had not been in school since May 2013.
The Joseph's were stunned, as Jasmine had been living at home and telling her parents she was attending school all through the fall and winter. Their American Express card was even charged $6,072 for the Fall 2013 semester.
“This time, we never see her report card, “ Jasmine’s mother said, “but last spring, the other semesters, she was a straight-A student. When her father asked to see the report card, she said there was something wrong with the computer.”
“That’s not her character,” her mother said. “She always obeys.”
Lovely Joseph, a hospital nurse who works in cardiac care, wondered why she wasn't seeing textbooks coming home with Jasmine and questioned her. “She told me she was doing online reading,” Mrs. Joseph recalled.
The last time Mrs. Joseph spoke with her daughter, Jasmine, was on Monday, February 24th. The mother said she called Jasmine at 5:17 pm and that her daughter claimed to be in the library at the Old Westbury campus. However, police discovered that Jasmine was actually at Lifetime Fitness in Syosset when she spoke to her mother that Monday evening.
Jasmine never returned home that day or hasn't been seen or heard from since, and after that initial call her mother made on the 24th, her cell phone started going right to voicemail.
The young girls parent and friends would just like to know where she is, and if she is safe.
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