One of Rihanna‘s former backup dancers, 32-year-old Shirlene Quigley – who has also performed with Beyonce, Missy Elliott, and Jamie Foxx – has been reported missing.
The 28-year-old “Work” singer took to her Instagram on Monday (October 24) to write an emotional message to fans.
“This beautiful soul, and former dancer of mine is MISSING!!!” she captioned a video of Shirlene talking about the importance of loving each other (below). “My heart aches thinking of how heavy this is on all who love her! If anyone has seen or has any information on @shirlenequigley’s whereabouts ….. PLEASE CONTACT the North Bergen Police Department 201 392 2100 !!!!”
“Imagine if we treated each other like we all really came from the same family,” Shirlene says in the video. “I know people probably think I’m crazy because I’m always telling everyone ‘I love you! I love you!’ Because the minute that I meet somebody I do love them because I know in my heart and in my spirit that that’s my brother and my sister, that’s my neighbor. If I make a connection, a relationship whether it be one minute, one year or the rest of my life, if you are in my life, I love you.”
Missy also took to her Instagram to write a plea to fans, adding that “[Shirlene] was last seen Saturday night around 12:55 AM at Port Authority. She was wearing a pink jacket and 3-4 inch heels.”
Shirlene lives alone in North Bergen, New Jersey, and teaches dance, according to her father (via NBC New York). Shirlene reportedly calls him every day around 6 p.m., so he got worried when he hadn’t heard anything. Police found Shirlene‘s phone at a bridal store in Chelsea, New York.
Her father also reported that Shirlene made a strange remark to a friend recently, along the lines of “Get ready, it’s about to happen and I’m going to need you to sub for me.”
Anyone with information should call the North Bergen Police Department at 201-392-2092.