Family searching for Astoria flight attendant missing since Thursday

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The family of a Delta flight attendant from Astoria is asking for help to find the woman, who has been missing since Thursday afternoon.

Sierra Shields, 30, was last seen leaving LaGuardia Airport on foot at noon on Thursday, Jan. 14, according to police. Shields’ father, Chris, said she had just quit her job at Shuttle America that day and sounded “distressed” when she spoke to her parents before quitting, he told CBS2.

Shields’ phone and wallet were found in her Astoria home. Her family has set up a Facebook page to share information and encourage others to help locate her. Friends and members of Connection Church, an Astoria Church that Shields is a part of, have also set up a Facebook page and have uploaded fliers that people can print and share in their neighborhoods.

“My family and [I] would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for how they have rallied to help find our sweet Sierra,” her father said in a Facebook post. “This time isn’t easy for any of us, may the love Sierra gave to each of us continue to fill us with hope and a zeal to love each other unconditionally. Sierra please come home I miss my running buddy.”

Shields is 5 feet, 7 inches tall, 160 pounds, with a medium build, medium complexion, black hair and brown eyes. She was last seen wearing a navy blue dress.

Anyone with information in regards to this missing person is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS. The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website or texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577. All calls and messages are kept confidential.

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