Saniyya Dennis, the New York college student who disappeared last month, died by apparent suicide, officials said Thursday.
While authorities have not located the year-old's body, they were able to reach that conclusion based on a timeline of her last hours. Flynn said on the afternoon of April 24, Dennis got into an argument with her boyfriend in New York City over the phone. After trying to contact him 59 times to no avail, she called another male friend in New York City and talked about killing herself, the DA said.
The two remained on the phone for several hours before she later told the male friend she had reconsidered. About 11 p. Shortly after, Flynn said, she was captured on campus surveillance video leaving her dorm. Dennis walked toward a garbage can on campus and threw away "personal items that would lead someone to believe that she was not returning to the dorm," he said.
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It was unclear what the personal items were. She was by herself.
Around a. The male friend called Dennis, who picked up and said she was going to jump off a bridge, according to the DA. After talking for about an hour, Dennis later told him she was on the bus returning home, which, according to phone records, the DA said was not true.
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Investigators said her cellphone left the network about a. April 25, which means it was either destroyed or powered off.
The male friend and Dennis' boyfriend did not immediately report her suspected disappearance, according to the DA. Her family members reported her missing to Buffalo State police on April 26, which prompted a widespread investigation. Multiple law enforcement agencies and numerous volunteers were involved in a search for Dennis following her disappearance. Dogs were trained to pick up her scent.
They stopped picking up the scent near Goat Island, Flynn said. He added authorities may never find her body because of the rocks below the area where her scent was last picked up.
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