ALBANY — Police investigating the disappearance of a University at Albany student are looking into the possibility she was not on campus the night she was last seen.
Authorities still believe Suzanne Lyall got off a city bus at around 9:45 p.m. March 2, as they were told by a student, but are looking into the possibility she never got off the bus there.
The driver who regularly runs that route said he saw Lyall get on the bus at Crossgates Mall, where she worked, but that he didn't see her get off at the school, State Police Capt. John A. Byrne said Tuesday.
Authorities now wonder if she even got on the bus at all.
"W are still following the same trial," Byrne said. "It's a tough case; we have no physical evidence."
Lyall's disappearance is still being treated as a missing persons case, but authorities have begun to investigate the possibility of foul play.
Police are looking for a man a surveillance camera taped in a Stewart's Shop in Albany, where Lyall's ATM card was used the day after she disappeared. He is only wanted as a witness in the case.
The Lyall family is offering a $15,000 reward for information leading to 19-year-old Suzanne's whereabouts.
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Suzanne Lyall is 5-foot-3 and weighs between 165 and 175 pounds. She has long, reddish-brown hair and blue eyes. She was last seen wearing a long black trench coat, blue jeans and a black shirt. Anyone with information is asked to call state police at 518-783-3211, or SUNY-Albany police at 518-442-3131. Authorities say calls will be kept confidential.