Elizabeth Mann from US was Staying at a Hostel in Anjuna (Image Source: Facebook)

In yet another shocking news a US National Tourist and a Yoga Enthusiast, Elizabeth Mann went missing from a Hostel in Anjuna without any trace. According to IANS Kin of a 20-year-old US national, Elizabeth Mann, who was in Goa on a yoga retreat on Friday claimed, that the youngster has gone missing for the last 24 hours, even as the state police have started a preliminary probe into the incident.

According to the report published in the Times of India, the Anjuna police in charge Suraj Gawas said that the girl arrived in Goa on October 24 directly from the US and since then she was staying at the Hostel in Anjuna. “She had traveled along to Goa,” Gawas said adding that she was staying in a hostel at Anjuna. Gawas said that she had her return flight to the US on Thursday at 2 pm from Dabolim International Airport and at around 9 am, the taxi was supposed to pick her up.        

Police further added that the hostel staff was in touch with the missing girl’s mother. When the hostel person went to wake her up at around 8 am, she was not in her hostel room. Gawas said that in the CCTV footage it was found that she left the hostel at around 5 am. Her mother was immediately informed by the hostel staff.

Elizabeth Mann

According to the police, Elizabeth’s mother contacted the American embassy and later Anjuna police station. “Based on her complaint we have filed a missing case. We have found that she has voluntarily left the hostel and investigation is under progress’, said Suraj Gawas.    

Mann, who hails from Minnesota state in the United States, had arrived in India on October 27 and had enrolled for a yoga retreat in the North Goa beach village of Anjuna, before she went missing on Thursday, according to her US-based aunt Jenny Jenson-Hoffman, who has also started a campaign on Facebook ”Help us find Elizabeth Mann” to trace her.   

“Elizabeth has not contacted her parents for 24 hours. She would get in touch with her parents every day. We have contacted the US embassy and are in touch with the local police authorities who formed a team to look out for her,” the aunt said.     

Jenson-Hoffman also said, that all her personal belongings, including her mobile phone, have been left behind at ”Bunkd” a hostel in Anjuna, which is popular with single travelers. “The only thing we know for sure is that she has her passport,” she said.

Officials at the Anjuna police station have already questioned the manager of the hostel but said that a missing complaint has not been registered yet. “From what we know until now, she was seen leaving the hostel 24 hours ago. Chances are, she could have gone out to meet her friends, so we have not registered a missing complaint yet. But we are taking no chances, a team has been sent to investigate,” a police official said on condition of anonymity.       

If you have any information or have heard from Elizabeth on or after November 7th, please leave a message on this page https://www.facebook.com/Findlizm/ or contact [email protected]. Description: Blond Hair, Blue Eyes, 5’11, 135lbs, Nose ring, Flower tattoo under her right arm, globe tattoo on ankle and snake or serpent on her leg.

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