Police say missing UIC student safe, was never missing

Shalyha Ahmad

CHICAGO — A University of Illinois at Chicago student who was reported missing by her family was actually never missing.

Chicago police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said Shalyha Ahmad, 18, stopped into a Chicago police district to say she was safe.

Ahmad’s family held a news conference Wednesday and said she had been missing since Dec. 14.

Chicago police said their missing persons case on Ahmad will be closed.

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