NY NY - Saniyya Dennis, 19, SUNY College Student, Buffalo, 24 Apr 2021

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  1. andalso

    andalso Well-Known Member

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    I am on the fence about what happened to her but I did want to point out there are additional possibilities aside from buses such as Uber or Lyft.

    Last I knew you could walk through the Seneca Niagara Casino underage because it is connected to a hotel/restaurants. Maybe someone can confirm if that is still the case as I haven't been there in a while but there was actually a path for underage people to walk on straight through the Casino.

    Agree, it is not the safest area both naturally and crime wise. It would have been cold and blustery there...was it also icy I wonder?

    I feel like most of the possibilities here sadly (but realistically IMO) do not seem to point to a good outcome for this beautiful young girl. One worries but also, one hopes.

    If it is known to LE that she did meet with another person (and I think they would know this through phone records) then I hope they relay that information to the public as I personally would deem it useful.
     


  2. SimplyCass

    SimplyCass Well-Known Member

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    BBM

    Unfortunately, as we've seen in recent cases, such communication may happen over FB Messenger, WhatsApp, Snapchat etc. which leaves no easy trail to follow. I'm thinking of Mekayla Bali, Jason Landry where it's just a complete blank.
     
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  3. lynmaree

    lynmaree Active Member

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    She wasn’t captured on camera at the falls but to get that picture she would have HAD to have passed at least 9 of them
    That also could be a stock pick
    You can search back and see what color the light that night were and see if it matches the picture
    They are usually lit for a cause
    Aka pink for breast cancer
    Red white and blue for American holidays
    Rainbow for lbgt etc
     
  4. lynmaree

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  5. lynmaree

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    You have to pick up a pass from security to walk across and drop it off on the other side
     
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    Inthedetails Well-Known Member

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    snipped

    Bronx actually borders Yonkers. I don't know where she lived in the Bronx - some neighborhoods would be quite far, but other Bronx neighborhoods are next to Yonkers.

    jmo
     
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  7. mlhenn

    mlhenn Well-Known Member

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    Family, friends, volunteers search for Saniyya Dennis in Niagara Falls State Park | wgrz.com

    May 2
    A large group of about 60 searchers combed through Niagara Falls State Park on Sunday, looking for 19-year-old Saniyya Dennis.

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    NFTA video, according to authorities, shows her inside of the downtown bus terminal. However, that video has not been released.

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    A New York State Police helicopter, as well as a bloodhound and another K-9 tracking dog, were assisting searchers this weekend. We don’t know if they found anything.

    Family and friends were joined by volunteers in the search along Goat Island. Hotel cameras were checked. It's unclear if anything was seen involving this case.
     
  8. mlhenn

    mlhenn Well-Known Member

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    Mayor Brown meets with the family of missing Buffalo State student Saniyya Dennis | News 4 Buffalo

    May 2
    Buffalo State University Police says Saniyya was last seen leaving her dorm on April 24. She then headed toward Elmwood Avenue, and police later said there’s a video of her at a bus terminal.

    Dennis’ family has been critical of police efforts so far and City of Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown.

    Mayor Brown said he met with Saniyya’s parents offering his support and that of the Buffalo Police Department.
     
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  9. mlhenn

    mlhenn Well-Known Member

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    Family pleads to police, public for help in finding missing Buffalo State College student

    May 2
    The family of Saniyya Dennis, a Buffalo State College sophomore who's been missing for over a week, pleaded with authorities and the public to help them in their search.

    Dennis, 19, was last seen on April 24 leaving her residence hall around 11:30 p.m., according to University Police. Investigators later revealed that Dennis' phone pinged off of a cell tower near Niagara Falls State Park around 1:23 a.m. April 25.

    The family told reporters that they were alerted by one of Dennis' friends that she may have gotten on a bus to Niagara Park.

    Just before the news conference ended, the police acknowledged they had security video from the bus depot that showed Dennis and they were only able to get her cellphone records on April 27.
     
  10. mlhenn

    mlhenn Well-Known Member

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    Former Dipset Rapper 40 Cal Searches Desperately For Missing Daughter Saniyya Dennis

    May 2
    "We combed the whole park, even places where she was nowhere near, putting up flyers. The dogs came out yesterday, and today they had the helicopter for the search," the rapper, whose real name is Calvin Byrd, told WGRZ-TV on Saturday (May 1).

    He took to social media to ask the public for help.

    Her mother, Latisha Dennis, talked to her on the previous day.

    "She's more of a home body, and if she was to go out, it was a big event going on, she would be happy to share it. She often shared things with me that she was doing, so I have no idea where she was going," Latisha Dennis said. "It was reported that she hadn’t shown up to work, and she didn’t show up to class, and she’s not like that. She’s very studious."
     
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    The post has multiple pictures, showing the falls lit up as dark blue/turquoise and pink (it looks like two distinct blues, but it could be camera funkiness).

    That would mean she either visited at least two different days or one is a stock picture.

    ETA: Can different areas be lit different colors? It looks like two angles from the same location, the pink is on the "right," so maybe it is the same day. But it does look like shot from a "regular" POV, nothing professional/stock image-like about it.
     
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  12. Inthedetails

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    I want this to be a "found safe" case so bad.

    Saniyya, where are you?
     
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  13. mlhenn

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    College student from Bronx missing from Buffalo State

    May 2
    Saniyya Dennis, 19, was last seen on video at 11:02 p.m. April 24 inside her residence hall on campus.

    Roughly 2 hours and 19 minutes, her cell phone pinged a tower near Niagara Falls State Park, about 17 miles away.

    Officials believe she may have taken the bus there.

    Police say there is no evidence of foul play at this time.

    "Since that day no cell phone or electronic activity, no financial activity, no other communication with family or friends," Chief of University Police Peter Carey said.
     
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    whitelilac Well-Known Member

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    I've been following. Very worried about this young woman. Saniyya appears to have a very close family, is responsible, and intelligent.

    I believe I heard her sister say in the PC, that Saniyya has two jobs? Even if it's one job, that plus engineering studies is a very heavy load. Back in the day when I was studying Arch, with Eng....we had no time for anything else, not even a half decent social life.

    I worry that she may have become overwhelmed, but that perfectionism prevented her from taking a break until something broke. (It happened to me (not in school but professionally), and others I knew, who kept at it because we were stubbornly working crazy hours without rest.

    May Saniyya be found safe, ...please.
     
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  16. SimplyCass

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    Saniyya Dennis - Google My Maps

    So, like in other cases, I've tried to map some things out.

    NFTA route 40A isn't that close to Bishop Hall. It's 1.3 miles away (a 25-minute walk). Google Maps Transit routing starts at the Rockwell Rd/Buffalo State College bus stop (a five-minute walk), boarding NFTA 32A, and then transferring to 40A. On Saturday 4/24, the bus schedule leaves Rockwell/BSC at 11:06 p.m. and ends at Rainbow Rd./1st St. at 12:07 a.m. Then it's a 12-minute walk to Goat Island, but because it's a ping, not she may not necessarily have been on the island itself. It was reported that Saniyya's mother received a text at 12:20 a.m. Sunday apologizing for missing a phone call. Specific directions list is what I used.
     
  17. indicolite22

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    Gray Hughes had a video about her case which was taken down. I think it's best to comply with the family's wishes.
     
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    Saniyya's TikTok: TikTok

    It appears that she's wearing the same mask as in her last photo.
     
  20. lynmaree

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    I didn’t see all of the pictures because I don’t have Snapchat. Can you post them here? I can tell you exactly where they were taken from and get a better idea if they were live. The lights often cycle thru many colors on the same night, sometimes in time with music. Without much tourist traffic due to Covid I don’t believe the music is on but I can certainly find out what colors they were on that night and if they are turned off at a specific time.
     

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