Police haven't ruled out foul play in nursing student's disappearance

ST. PETERS, Mo. (KSDK) – Ten days after 19-year-old nursing student Bahia Bisharat's disappearance, investigators say they haven't entirely ruled out foul play.

"We just aren't sure if she left by choice or something else happened," St. Charles County Sheriff's Department Lt. Dave Tiefenbrunn said.

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Tiefenbrunn said police are waiting on returns for subpoenas and other behind-the-scenes information that they can't release.

Bisharat was last seen at the St. Charles Community College satellite campus in Dardenne Prairie. When she didn't come home at her usual time, her family became alarmed and contacted police, who found Bisharat's unlocked car in the parking lot with a note inside that simply said "good-bye."

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Classmates reported seeing her on campus, but say she didn't go to class.

Bisharat attracted some attention earlier this week when the city on her Facebook page was updated to Wichita, Kan. Her mother says she has access to Bisharat's passwords, and changed it by accident.

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On Saturday, almost 100 volunteers combed Busch Wildlife Area for Bisharat, finding a torn bra strap and make-up – items that may not be related to the search, but that they'll pass on to investigators nevertheless. Family members say they're convinced Bisharat was kidnapped.

She turned 19 on March 25.

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