Search for missing college student from Milwaukee

CREATED May 19, 2013

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MILWAUKEE - This weekend was supposed to be joyous for Jessica Benson.

She was set to graduate from Mount Mary College in Milwaukee.

Instead, she's mysteriously disappeared and her family is pleading for help.

"Her school was her first priority and her job was her second one," said Judy Beyer, her sister.

It's for those reasons that Beyer is very concerned about Benson.

The college student hasn't been seen or heard from in more than a week. 

Saturday, Jessica would have graduated with a degree in chemistry.

"I'm just very concerned," said Beyer.

On May 11th Jessica called in sick to work at Educators Credit Union.

"That following Monday she was supposed to come to work and she never called or showed up or anything."

Two more days passed with no word or sign of the young woman.

When Jessica didn't show up for her final exams at Mount Mary last week, her college friends became concerned and alerted her sister.

"Right away I went to her other job to see if anyone has seen her. I called her phone immediately. It went straight to the voicemail. I went to the police station filed a missing report," explained Beyer.

The school had called Jessica's employer inquiring of her whereabouts, also concerned about why she wasn't in class.

Judy tells TODAY'S TMJ4 it's out of character for sister to blow off commitments.

"She's a very responsible young lady. She's about to graduate college, working two jobs. She was always on time."

Judy passed out fliers all week, hoping to find a clue about where her sister could be.

She says no one can reach Jessica's boyfriend either, leaving her to wonder. Judy tells us she doesn't know of any problems between Jessica and her boyfriend. But, she finds it strange he's also disappeared.

Police confirm they're investigating Jessica's disappearance but won't comment further.

TODAY'S TMJ4'S Keller Russell: "Do you think that shes in danger?"

Beyer: "I do believe that somebody might have taken her. "

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Jessica Benson should call Milwaukee Police.