Beyoncé background dancer goes missing after shopping for wedding dress
Early Sunday, a background dancer who has performed with both Beyoncé and Rihanna went missing after going shopping for a wedding dress.
“Everyone loves you, they’re worried about you, and you need to come home,” Brad Quigley, the father of Shirlene Quigley, told the New York Post on Monday in an appeal to his daughter.
She was reportedly seen shopping at the Bridal Garden, which surprised her father, who said she is deeply religious and has been saving herself for marriage.
“What’s really odd is that, if she got married, she would so want me and her mother to be there,” Brad Quigley said. “I don’t know what’s going on.”
Her father claimed that her behavior in recent days had been strange. Last week, when her friend asked her a small question, she replied with, “I’m spending time with God, my father, and don’t have time to deal with this right now.” She also told a few friends on Thursday, “You’re going to have to substitute some of my classes.”
She was last seen shortly after midnight on Sunday wearing a pink jacket and boarding a bus at the Port Authority Terminal.
“We don’t suspect foul play,” North Bergen Sgt. Jusino Bronson said. “We’re investigating this as a missing person.”
Rihanna took to Instagram to post a plea for Quigley’s safe return upon hearing the news that she went missing.
“This beautiful soul, and former dancer of mine is MISSING!!! My heart aches thinking of how heavy this is on all who love her!” she wrote, in addition to providing a number to the North Bergen police department.