Sierra Shields Update: New York City’s Missing Flight Attendant Had ‘Something On Her Mind’ Before Disappearing

The newest update in the search for Sierra Shields has turned up little new evidence. The family of New York City’s missing flight attendant said her Shuttle America supervisor revealed that “something” was “on her mind” on the day of her disappearance, but it is uncertain what would have led the woman to disappear so suddenly from LaGuardia airport.

On January 14, the missing United Airlines and Delta flight attendant met with her supervisor. Her family believes she left LaGuardia airport on foot, and it is possible she was wearing her flight attendant uniform, which resembles a blue dress.

Sierra’s father, Chris Shields, told People, “we don’t really know what happened when she left the terminal. That’s the biggest unknown.” Shields’ phone and wallet were recovered in her apartment in Astoria, Queens, but her two roommates are uncertain whether she returned to the home at any point. Nothing else belonging to Sierra appears to be missing. The roommates told Chris, “she must have left in a hurry and may have accidentally forgotten her things.”

The only evidence available proves that Sierra left New York’s LaGuardia airport. Before she left, she was asking around about speaking to a union representative. Her supervisor also reported that she had “something on her mind” but she did not seem depressed or distressed.

“[Her supervisor] said she noticed that there was something about Sierra that wasn’t her normal happy self,” Chris says. “She didn’t appear to be depressed or anything but something was on her mind. They know she came out of the [airport] doors, but they don’t know what happened after that.”


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The New York Police Department is working on the Sierra Shields case, but they have not yet released any public comment. The International Brotherhood of Teamsters union released a press statement asking the public to help with the missing persons case.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with her family at this time,” said Capt. David Bourne, Director of the Teamsters Airline Division. “As a union, we look out for our own. Sierra and her family need help at this time. If anyone has seen her or has information relevant to this missing person case, please contact the proper authorities as soon as possible. You can also help by sharing her picture and information on social media.”


Matt Koscal, Vice President of Human Resources for Republic Airlines, which owns Shuttle America, also released a statement.

“The entire Shuttle America family continues to pray for Sierra and her safe return to her loved ones,” the statement said. “We continue to work vigilantly with the authorities leading the investigation to find Sierra Shields, and we remain steadfast until she is found.”

Family and friends have continued to hand out flyers in New York City in hopes that someone has any information about the missing flight attendant. The Find Sierra Shields Facebook page is also available so that people who may have information can give tips leading to her location.

Sierra Shields is described as 5-foot-6-inches tall, weighing 160 pounds with black hair and brown eyes. She was last seen wearing her blue flight attendant uniform, which is knee length with long sleeves.

If you have any information regarding Sierra, you’re asked to call the New York Police Department Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS, or text tips to 274637 then enter TIPS577.

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