Vigil for missing college student

CREATED May 22, 2013

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MILWAUKEE - On Wednesday, family and friends of a missing college student were to gather and pray for her safe return.

They haven't seen Jessica Benson in nearly two weeks.

She used to work at Educators Credit Union near the corner of West Appleton and West Nash Streets.

They were to gather at 6:00 p.m. Wednesday night for the vigil.

Benson, 22, was supposed to graduate last weekend from Mount Mary College with a degree in chemistry.

However, her family says she never showed up for finals.

Days before that, she called in sick to work.

Her sister Judy Bayer believes Benson is in danger.

"I do believe that somebody might have taken her, and the reason I say that - four years of school. She's not going to throw that away," said Bayer.