DES PLAINES, Ill. (WLS) — The search in ongoing for a woman who disappeared nearly a month ago in Des Plaines.

There’s growing concern that foul play may have been involved.

It’s been more than three weeks since anyone has seen or heard from Zultsetzeg Gansukh.

“We have a missing person off the grid,” said Chief William Kushner. “Hoping that nothing bad has befallen her.”

Investigators say the 35-year-old Des Plaines resident was last seen by her roommates around 10 a.m. April 11 at the apartment they shared in the 400-block of Oak Street in the northwest suburb.

It’s now vacant.

Police say Gansukh used her ATM card at a Niles bank before she was supposed to meet up with a friend around noon that day at 51st and Artesian in Chicago.

And according to detectives, she left in her 2001 silver Honda Accord with Illinois license plate Z25959. An image of her car was captured by a surveillance camera around 10:15 p.m. the day she disappeared at 19th and Allport in the city’s Pilsen neighborhood.

“We’ve spoken to the only four people she knew in the U.S.,” said Kushner.

Gansukh is a Mongolian national who came to this country in November of 2015 on a student visa to attend a nursing conference. She stayed and worked as a cook at a Korean BBQ in Riverwoods and a sushi restaurant in Glenview.

When she didn’t show up for work, friends reported her missing two days later on April 13.

“She was always reliable, hard worker,” said Colin Ahn, boss.

Relatives in Mongolia are especially concerned after friends say Gansukh had been surfing several online dating websites. Police say pinged her cellphone, but now it appears it went dead.


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