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US student on yoga trip to Goa found missing

09th November 2019, 03:07 Hrs

the goan I network

MAPUSA  

A 20-year-old US student who had arrived in Goa last month apparently on a yoga trip and was lodging in the coastal village of Anjuna has gone missing since early Thursday morning even as police are trying to trace her whereabouts.  

Elizabeth Mae Mann, a student of University of Minnesota Twin Cities, arrived in the State on October 24 and was putting up at a hostel in the beach village from where she went missing from 5 am on Thursday.  

Acting on the missing report filed by the manager of Bunkd hostel at St Anthony Prais-vaddo, Anjuna police have lodged a missing report late in the evening. Preliminary police investigations have revealed that the girl was staying alone in the hostel and had the habit to travel late in the night and arrive to her room the next day.  

Police sources also informed that she used to have long chats with 

her mother over the phone and showed reluctance to return home to the US. “Her flight to US was scheduled at around 2 pm on Thursday. She was aware that the hostel owner was looking after the arrangements to facilitate her drop to the airport. Possibly, taking the cue she disappeared from the place at 5 in the morning,” a police official informed.  

Meanwhile, her relatives have launched a Facebook campaign ‘Help us find Elizabeth Mann’ in bid to locate her. 

“Elizabeth has been travelling on her own, anticipating attending a yoga retreat. The US embassy, Anjuna’s local authorities and MS Senators are working hard to locate her. The authorities are also investigating a man that has been targeting her. 

We don’t know if she is on her own, or is taken by this man,” the Facebook message says.  

Anjuna Police said that the girl has left her cell phone and other belongings in her hostel room. “We have alerted police stations across the State, including the coastal police. We are doing 

our best to locate her whereabouts,” Anjuna PI Suraj Gawas said.