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Jenni-Lyn Watson Missing: Support for Student Grows in Community and Online

Jenni-Lyn Watson Missing: Support for Student Grows in Community and Online
Jenni-Lyn Watson (Personal Photos)

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (CBS/WTVH) The disappearance of Jenni-Lyn Watson, a 20-year-old college student from upstate New York, has sparked an outpouring of support in her community, with volunteers eager to help and companies donating ad space for her missing posters.

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Watson returned to her Liverpool, N.Y. home from college in Pennsylvania Thursday for the Thanksgiving holiday, according to her family. They said they last saw her Friday morning, but when they returned home that afternoon Watson was gone. Her purse, wallet and house keys were still at the house but her cell phone, a Verizon LG enV3 with a blue cover, was missing, according to The Syracuse Post-Standard. 

Fred and Kim Brush said Tuesday they were ready to search the woods or do anything they could to help find the missing dance major.

"We have a fifteen month old daughter and I put myself in that situation. If it was my daughter, I would want people to come out and pull together and try to help our cause and find our daughter," Fred Brush told CBS affiliate WTVH.

Lamar Outdoor Advertising has also donated nine electronic billboards. Watson's picture will appear on seven billboards in the Syracuse area, as well as one in Buffalo and one in Albany, according to the Post-Standard.

A prayer vigil was held Tuesday night at Mercyhurst College in Erie, Penn. where Watson was a junior dance major. A Facebook group, "MISSING: Jenni-Lyn Watson," created by friends had over 18,000 members as of Wednesday morning.

Watson has dirty blond hair and brown eyes. She is about 5-feet-2-inches tall and weighs approximately 100 pounds.

If you have any information about her whereabouts, call Onondaga County Sheriff's deputies at 315-435-3081.

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