Columbus Police renew push to find woman missing since Jan. 2018

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COLUMBUS (WCMH) — A Columbus woman went missing more than a year and a half ago and police are hopeful publicizing her disappearance will lead to new information regarding her whereabouts.

Leshay Dungey, now 21, has not been seen since Jan. 24, 2018.

According to Columbus police, Dungey spent that day looking for a new job.

After that, investigators said she took a COTA bus to a stop near North Fourth Street and East 11th Avenue, where she likely exited the bus to meet a friend who lived nearby.

Dungey messaged her friend at 8:25 p.m. while walking from the bus stop, however, she did not arrive at her destination.

Police said she never made it to her friend’s house.

“I want to bring her home to her family,” said Columbus Det. Jason Brammer.

Dungey’s parents joined Brammer at a press conference where they, too, pleaded for information regarding her whereabouts.

“I can’t describe the pain,” said father Duane Dungey. “It’s a nightmare.”

Dungey is a black female, 5-feet, 9-inches tall and weighing about 120 to 140 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes.

In April, Central Ohio Crime Stoppers offered a cash reward for information leading to her return.

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