Search continues for missing 18-year-old college student

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ST. CHARLES COUNTY, MO (KPLR) – The search continues for a missing 18-year old college student from St. Peters who was last seen at school on Wednesday.

News 11`s Paul Schankman was in Dardene Prarie with more on new leads and false hopes as the mystery continues to grow.

Bahai Bisharat was supposed to graduate from nursing school Saturday, but she was not here to accept her diploma.

She was last seen on campus Wednesday morning, but she never showed up for class.

Her family has been looking for her ever since, and St. Charles County Sheriff`s detectives are looking for her too, as well as a private investigator hired by her family.

Her car was found in the school`s parking lot with doors were unlocked and keys in the ignition.

There are a few cameras at strategic locations in the school, but Bahai does not show up in any of the video. There are no cameras on the outside of the building.

Since word of her disappearance made the news and social media, her family has been getting a lot of calls, and reports of sightings that have proven untrue.

But the sheriff`s department verifies a conversation Bahia had with someone at the school on the same morning she vanished.

Munira Qader, Mother: “She said she was sick, not feeling good- someone said she told them that? Yes and someone asked did she really look sick and they said yes she really looked sick. And she said I am going to go home because I am really getting sick.”

Detectives interviewed that student, who they say also told them Bahia seemed very nervous.

Over the weekend, detectives checked out a reported sighting at an Applebees in Sedalia, Missouri. Someone from St. Charles visiting the restaurant thought he saw her with an older couple, but so far nothing has been verified.

According to the flyer put by her family, a note was found in her car which simply read 'goodbye.'

Her family said detectives asked them not to talk about that, but a sheriff`s spokesman tells FOX 2 the note did appear to be in Bahia`s handwriting.

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