friends and family search for zain naqi

In Illinois, friends and family are anxiously awaiting word about what has happened 22-year-old Zain Naqi, a Roosevelt University senior from Elk Grove, who disappeared without a trace in Chicago on May 1: Family Awaits Word On Missing Student.

What's perhaps most troubling part about his disappearance is the disturbing text message Zain's father received from him early in the morning on May 2, prompting the frantic search: "Goodbye, Dad."
Zain Naqi is a Roosevelt University senior studying political science. He had been looking forward to graduating in December so that he could pursue a career in politics. Now, his parents are desperate and just hoping to see him alive.

"I just want a phone call from you, Zain," Ruqia Naqi, Zain's mother, said. "Just call me and tell me you're OK."

It's a simple request. But so far, that phone call hasn't come. Mother's Day was shaping up to be the worst of Ruqia Naqi's life. Her 22-year-old son, Zain, has been missing now for more than a week.

According to his father, Syed, Zain had been looking forward to Mother's Day before he disappeared earlier this month.

"We love you so much, Zain," the elder Naqi, addressing his comments to his son, said. "Please come back. You know what to do. You were planning for it last week, you were talking to your sister as to what you were going to do on Mother's Day."
His parents just want to hear from him and know that he's okay. Naqi's 2000 Honda Civic is also missing. It has Illinois plates A 195 471. Police say Naqi's credit cards and cell phone haven't been used since the text message received at 12:15 a.m. on May 2.

Zain Naqi stands about 5-feet, 4-inches tall and weighs about 140 pounds. He has black hair and dark skin. Anyone with information on Naqi's whereabouts is urged to contact the Elk Grove Police Department at 847-357-4100. More here: "Good-Bye" Text Begins Search for Missing Student.

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