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Missing University of Minnesota student found in India

Mann was reportedly scheduled to fly home on Nov. 7.

4 P.M. UPDATE

The Mann family says Elizabeth Mann has been found after missing for more than a day in India. 

"We would like to share with everyone that Elizabeth Mann has been found. The family would like to extend their gratitude to all who have reached out with prayer, support and assistance both in the US and in India. At this time we ask that you respect the families privacy and continue the prayers as they work to bring Elizabeth home."

A family member told the Star Tribune that "she's in a safe spot" and would be on a flight home soon. 

Original story

A University of Minnesota student is missing after going on a solo trip to India. 

According to The Times of India, Elizabeth Mann went missing around 5 a.m. Nov. 7 while in Anjuna, a coastal village in Goa, which is located in southwest India. 

Police tell the Indian publication that the 20-year-old arrived in Goa on Oct. 24 and was scheduled to fly home at 9 a.m. local time Thursday. She was not in her room when hotel staff went to wake her at 8 a.m., with authorities saying it appears she left her room around 5 a.m. 

The report says Mann's mother has contacted Anjunan police and an American embassy, with a Facebook group dedicated to sharing information about Mann's status adding that senators from Minnesota "are working hard to locate her." 

"Authorities are also investigating a man that has been targeting her," the Facebook group said in an update Thursday night.."We don't know if she is on her own, or was taken by this man." 

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Mann is described as 5'11, 135 pounds with blonde hair and blue eyes. She has a nose ring, a flower tattoo under her right arm, globe tattoo on an ankle and a snake or serpent tattoo on her leg. 

The Facebook group notes that Mann was traveling alone on a yoga retreat. 

Anyone with information about Mann is urged to leave a message on the Facebook page or email findlizm@gmail.com. 

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