ST. CHARLES COUNTY (KSDK) – A St. Charles Community College nursing student missing for nearly one month is alive and well, according to the St. Charles County Sheriff's Department.
Police say officers with the St. Charles County Cyber Crime Unit contacted 19-year-old Bahia Bisharat during the weekend using an online video chat and determined she left the area on own accord.
Bisharat was last seen Wednesday, March 19 at the St. Charles Community College satellite campus in Dardenne Prairie. Her family contacted police when she did not come home at the usual time. Her vehicle was found parked on the SCCC campus.
A few days later a witness in mid-Missouri reported she may have spotted Bisharat at a restaurant, but that restaurant did not have surveillance cameras.
Bisharat was scheduled to graduate from nursing school the Saturday following her disappearance, but did not attend the ceremony. There was still no sign of her on her birthday, Tuesday, March 25.
Ten days after her disappearance 100 volunteers gathered to search for Bisharat at the Busch Wildlife Preserve, which is near the school's campus, but no evidence of Bisharat was found.
Police say there is no criminal activity linked to Bisharat's disappearance. Her exact whereabouts are unknown, but police have closed their investigation.