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Text Message Claims Missing Hollis Woman is Dead

By Nigel Chiwaya | July 11, 2012 11:09am
Rajwinder Kaur, 26, went missing on July 8, 2012.
Rajwinder Kaur, 26, went missing on July 8, 2012.
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HOLLIS — A frightening text message claims that a Hollis woman who vanished Sunday night on her way to work at a Brooklyn homeless shelter was dead, according to police and reports.

Cops said Rajwinder Kaur, 26, who reportedly volunteered at a homeless shelter in Brooklyn, was last seen at her house on 198th Street Sunday night at 8 p.m.

She never returned, and the woman's sister received the cryptic text message about an hour-and-a-half after she disappeared.

"The girl with this phone is dead was smiling," the text read, according to NBC New York.

Police will not say if they suspect foul play, but have confirmed to DNAinfo.com New York that the woman was still missing as of Wednesday morning.

According to the Daily News, cops believe Kaur joined a cult, but it was not immediately clear why.

But her family denied this, according to the report.

Kaur is described at 5-foot-3, 130 pounds with a thin build and a medium complexion.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477). Tips can also be submitted to the Crime stoppers website at www.nypdcrimestoppers.com or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then entering TIP577.

All calls are strictly confidential.