Columbia police say they are now opening a criminal investigation into the disappearance of Mengqi Ji Elledge, who was reported as missing on Oct. 9.
Elledge was last seen on the evening of Oct. 8 and was reported missing by her husband the next day.
Detectives say they now suspect foul play in her disappearance.
This is an active and ongoing investigation. There is no further information to release at this time.
Anyone with information regarding the disappearance of Elledge should immediately contact the Columbia Police Department.