Search for daughter who vanished from boarding line at Dallas airport

Jeanne Rysiewicz, 26, was seen on security footage leaving the airport alone, while her family was boarding a plane to head home to Indiana. Her mother says she has no idea where the young woman went, or why.

By Rheana Murray / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS

Thursday, October 11, 2012, 10:03 AM

Jeanne Rysiewicz, 26, disappeared from the Dallas Fort Worth Airport

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Jeanne Rysiewicz, 26, left her family behind on Sept. 16 at a Texas airport.

The family of a young woman who vanished while they were boarding a plane in Dallas last month is praying she returns home safe.
Jeanne Rysiewicz, 26, mysteriously disappeared from the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport in Texas on Sept. 16, on her way back home to Indiana after her sister’s wedding reception.

“We were all getting on the plane and my other daughter has wheelchair accessibility so we went on first, and I saw [Jeanne] back there and I looked at her, like, ‘Hey come on, we have to board the plane,’” mother Barbara Rysiewicz told the Daily News. “She looked a little worried but I don’t know why. And we got on the plane.”
But Jeanne never boarded.
Barbara got off the plane before it left for Chicago, and stayed in Dallas, searching the airport for four hours. She found no sign of her daughter. Her husband and other daughter stayed on the flight and returned home to Crown Point, Ind.
“I thought maybe something had happened, but I thought she would call us and tell us what was going on,” Barbara said.

The woman went missing after her sister’s wedding reception in Dallas.
Security footage shows the young woman leaving the airport alone.
Jeanne never called, and no one has heard from the young woman in nearly a month.
Security footage shows Jeanne leaving the airport alone. She was wearing gray pants and a black hoodie.

The video convinced Barbara her daughter left on her own will, but she doesn’t know why. Jeanne is “usually very happy” and has never been on anti-depressants or had mental health problems, she said.
Barbara wonders if she was still reeling from a bad breakup, and needed time to herself to get over it. The young woman works two jobs as a waitress and was exhausted during the family trip to Dallas.
“She slept a lot,” Barbara said.

Jeanne’s cell phone was found outside the terminal, along with one of her two carry-on bags. Police believe she took the other with her.
There has been no sign of activity on Jeanne’s credit cards or Facebook page, where her “likes” portray her as a typical young woman who enjoys Conan O’Brien, Mariah Carey and the Chicago White Sox.
Police say they have no reason to suspect foul play.
“We just want to say we love her, and if she needed to sort things out, it’s fine,” Barbara said.

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