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Missing model Ataui Deng found in New York hospital

Published on Aug 19, 2014 10:55 PM
Sudanese model Ataui Deng checked herself into a New York hospital under a fake name and was recognised by staff there following a police appeal. -- PHOTO: AFP

NEW YORK (AFP) - Sudanese model Ataui Deng, who went missing for nearly two weeks, has been found alive in a New York hospital, police said Tuesday.

The 22-year-old was last seen around midnight on Aug 6 as she left a Manhattan nightclub near Times Square.

On Monday, police appealed for help from the public after they were notified of her disappearance by her boyfriend.

"She was found in an area hospital," a New York Police Department spokesman told AFP, adding that she was fine.

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