Model Ataui Deng Hopkins, 22, was last seen Aug. 6 near a Midtown nightclub, police said.
Deng, whose full name is Ataui Deng Hopkins, was last seen near 251 West 48th St., where nightclubs XVI Lounge and The Attic are located, at roughly 11 p.m., according to the NYPD.
She was reported missing by her boyfriend, Grant Monohon, on Aug. 16, sources said. He told investigators that the last time he saw her, Aug. 6, she told him she wanted to sleep in a park, law enforcement sources said.
Reached at the Lower East Side apartment he apparently shared with Deng, Monohon, who told police he worked at The Attic nightclub, declined to comment. He was later seen talking to the police.
Detectives canvassed the area near Deng’s Lower East Side apartment after she was reported missing and spoke to a worker at the SX Gourmet Deli near her home who said he had served her coffee just a few days earlier, sources said.
"She was a good customer," said deli manager Karim Islam, 32. "She never complained. Never bargained or anything."
Relatives also told detectives that Deng would occassionally take off for a few days, sources said.
Deng was in the process of divorcing husband Kortney Hopkins, who’s also a model, according to court documents.
She was born in Khartoum, Sudan, and moved to San Antonio, Texas, as a teen before making her debut on the New York runways in 2008 for shows including L’Wren Scott, Proenza Schouler and Zac Posen according to New York magazine.
She is represented by Trump Model Management. She is 6 feet 1 inch tall and weighs 110 pounds, police said.
A man who answered the phone at Trump Model Management said they were cooperating with police but could not comment on Deng’s disappearance.
A woman who answered the phone at XVI Lounge said Deng was not inside the club on Aug. 6.
A man who said he was the owner of The Attic said police had been by but, “we don’t know nothing. She was never here.”
A manager there said Monohon never worked there. Monohon’s Instagram feed is covered with photos of him, Deng and other people partying at The Attic and other nightclubs.
There are also Instagram photos of Monohon partying with several women at The Attic on the day he reported her missing.
His handle is @granttheripper.
"If anyone has seen Atuai, you have to call me or message me, please,” Monohon wrote on Facebook late Monday.
Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or submit tips to the NYPD’s website at www.nypdcrimestoppers.com or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.
Ten days? And they live together?
Something’s not right ….
She wanted to sleep in the park, and he just left her there alone?
Im just gonna say what we’re all thinking: that white man killed her