Missing Reno Student’s Family Asks For Help

RENO, Nev. (AP) — The University of Nevada-Reno police chief says a missing 19-year-old woman has basically “fallen off the face of the Earth.”

Brianna Denison has not been heard from for the past five days. She was last seen when she spent the night on a couch at a friend’s house near the Reno campus. Denison is a student at Santa Barbara Community College in California and was home on break.

Police say they have no credible leads and consider her disappearance a kidnapping.

Appearing on NBC’s “Today” show this morning, Denison’s mother and aunt said she is a responsible and serious person and urged people to be on the lookout for her.

Police say Denison had been sleeping near an unlocked glass door after partying Saturday night. Friends say when they awoke Sunday morning, her clothes, purse and cell phone were there, but she ws gone.