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Authorities provided an update to the public about missing Buffalo State student Saniyya Dennis this morning. They believe that she took her own life. Erie County District Attorney John Flynn has released a statement. He said that his office met with Saniyya's family yesterday, Wednesday, May 6, 2021, to discuss what police believe happened. According to the D.A.'s website,

At this time, we believe that Saniyya traveled alone from the Buffalo State College campus by NFTA bus to Niagara Falls State Park where the evidence suggests that she took her own life during the early morning hours of Sunday, April 25, 2021. My office and our partners in law enforcement have found no evidence of any criminality in this case. All evidence indicates that Saniyya ended her own life, but the investigation into her disappearance will not be closed until she is found.

WGRZ has reported many details that indicated Saniyya planned on ending her life after a breakup with her boyfriend.

I pray that they are able to find her and give her family closure. There are still quite a few unsolved cold cases in Buffalo, where families still don't have answers about their loved ones.

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Saniyya Dennis was last seen leaving her dorm room on campus, last Saturday, April 24, 2021. She was last seen leaving her room around 10:30 pm, according to a press release sent to me by Myles Carter. She was wearing a black hoodie, leaving from Bishop dorm. She walked towards Elmwood Avenue and may have taken the NFTA 40 Bus to Niagara Falls. Her phone last pinged from Goat Island around 1:15 am on Sunday, April 25, 2021.  According to Crime Online, her family said she was a homebody and would stay in regular contact with them.

Saniyya is a Black female who has black hair and brown eyes. She is described as 5 feet, 3 inches tall and weighs approximately 125 pounds. Saniyya is from the Bronx. A $10,000 reward is being offered for information about the 19-year-old student's whereabouts. The search efforts continue. Radio Redd Roxx spoke with her father, rapper 40 Cal, about her disappearance.

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