Georgia College Student Missing Since Uber Ride Last Friday

Family Handout(ATLANTA) -- A 21-year-old college student in Georgia has been reported missing since last Friday and her family is desperate to find her.

Georgia State University student Monique Priester was last seen on April 22 at a family member's home, Priester's mother Jacquelin VanLoo-Al Kush told the Gwinnett County Police Department. She left after a verbal confrontation with a family member, the mother added.

VanLoo-Al Kush told police she last spoke to her daughter on the phone later that day -- at about 6:30 p.m. -- and that Priester told her she was taking an Uber with a few other people to a college campus.

According to police, Priester’s phone has since been turned off.

“I’m panicked," VanLoo-Al Kush told ABC affiliate WSB-TV in Atlanta. "I’m hoping that she’s safe."

VanLoo-Al Kush told WSB-TV there was an ATM withdrawal in Nashville, Tennessee on her daughter's account. Police declined to comment.

Police told ABC News that a missing persons report was in the process of being filed.

An Uber spokesperson told ABC News Tuesday: "We are working directly with local law enforcement to provide any assistance or information that could help them locate Ms. Priester and get her safely home."

VanLoo-Al Kush told ABC News her daughter is “extremely bright, articulate, and has lots of friends.”

VanLoo-Al Kush described Priester as 5' 1" and 165 pounds with black hair, brown eyes, a pierced nose and a tattoo on her left forearm. She also said her daughter suffers from depression and anxiety, WSB-TV reported.

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