Lacking 16-year-old woman from elite NYC prep college disappeared from Bronx house


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A 16-year-old woman on scholarship at an elite Manhattan prep college jetted out of her household’s Bronx house on Saturday afternoon and now her mom fears she could also be in peril. 

“She just abruptly walked doubt the door on Saturday – didn’t say anything, just walked out,” Kimberly Valera, Jezlieanne Colon’s mom, advised Day by day Submit Digital on Monday. “I haven’t heard from her since.”

Jezlieanne Colon, 16, abruptly left her Bronx home on Saturday afternoon. 

Jezlieanne Colon, 16, abruptly left her Bronx house on Saturday afternoon. 
(Kimberly Valera)

Colon is a scholarship scholar on the all-female Nightingale-Bamford Faculty on Manhattan’s Higher East Aspect. 


She attended most of her freshman 12 months remotely from house because of the coronavirus pandemic, however began having issues at college when she started her sophomore 12 months in-person final fall, her mom stated. 

Jezlieanne Colon started attending Nightingale-Bamford School, the real-life inspiration for Gossip Girl, in September 2020. 

Jezlieanne Colon began attending Nightingale-Bamford Faculty, the real-life inspiration for Gossip Woman, in September 2020. 
(Kimberly Valera)

Valera stated she believes somebody might have picked her daughter up after she left their house within the Bronx neighborhood of Fort Hill between 3:30 and 4:00 p.m.

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“We don’t believe she left on the train because she disappeared from the area so fast,” Valera stated. “Her brother left immediately after her to see if he could find her and he didn’t.” 

Jezlieanne Colon's phone was turned off about an hour after she left her Bronx home on Saturday. 

Jezlieanne Colon’s telephone was turned off about an hour after she left her Bronx house on Saturday. 
(Kimberly Valera)

Colon’s telephone has been turned off since round 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, however she was energetic on different social media apps

“When we went into her computer, we noticed that that night that she left, she logged in to her Snapchat account at 8:00, at 10:30, and at 1:00 a.m. I don’t know what device she logged into, because her phone was off. I don’t know, maybe she has access to it through somebody else,” Valera stated. 

The Nightingale-Bamford School, an independent K-12 girls' school, is seen here in New York City, U.S., August 18, 2018. 

The Nightingale-Bamford Faculty, an unbiased Okay-12 ladies’ college, is seen right here in New York Metropolis, U.S., August 18, 2018. 
(REUTERS/Brendan McDermid)

Nightingale-Bamford Faculty, which prices $59,000 a 12 months, is the real-life inspiration for the fictional Constance Billard Faculty for Ladies within the TV sequence “Gossip Girl.” The writer of the unique “Gossip Girl” novels, Cecily von Ziegesar, graduated from Nightingale-Bamford School in 1988. 

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“We have been in regular contact with her family and we have offered all the support we can to assist in their efforts to locate her,” Thomas Hein, the communications director for Nightingale-Bamford Faculty, advised Day by day Submit Digital on Monday. 

“We are deeply concerned for her well-being, and remain committed to ensuring her safe return.”

A spokesperson for Nightingale-Bamford School said they are in touch with Jezlieanne Colon's family. 

A spokesperson for Nightingale-Bamford Faculty stated they’re in contact with Jezlieanne Colon’s household. 
(Kimberly Valera)


Anybody with details about Colon’s disappearance can name NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or 1-888-57-PISTA (74782) for Spanish. 


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