Rihanna's Backup Dancer Reported Missing

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Oct. 25 2016, Updated 2:41 p.m. ET

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Shirlene Quigley, a 32-year-old backup dancer who has worked with stars like Beyoncé, Rihanna, and Missy Elliott, is missing.

Rihanna posted a video of Quigley on Instagram Monday, asking fans and followers to contact the Bergen County Police Department in New Jersey with any useful information on her whereabouts.

"This beautiful soul, and former dancer of mine is MISSING!!! My heart aches thinking of how heavy this is on all who love her," the singer wrote. "If anyone has seen of has any information on @shirlenequigley's whereabouts…..PLEASE CONTACT the North Bergen Police Department 201 392 2100!!!!"

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This isn't the first time Rihanna has been hit with a tour tragedy. Last year, the singer's roadie, De'Von Pickett, was stabbed to death at a bar in Philadelphia.

According to reports, Quigley was last seen getting on a bus at the Port Authority Bus Terminal in New York City around 1 a.m. on Sunday.

The NYPD located Quigley's car outside of a Hertz car rental store at 126 West 55th Street in Manhattan, while her phone was found in a Chelsea bridal store, Heavy reports.


Quigley's father told NBC New York that she recently told a friend, "Get ready, it's about to happen and I'm going to need you to sub for me." According to police, he found the comment "strange," especially since she had been behaving in a "euphoric" manner in recent weeks.

Meanwhile, other stars have reached out to fans for help, including Missy Elliott.

If you have any information on Quigley's whereabouts, contact the North Bergen Police Department at 201-392-2092.

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