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The island yoga retreat that a Chicago woman attended before she was reported missing in the Bahamas has released a statement, marking the latest development in the case as authorities continue to investigate her disappearance.

“Taylor Casey, a participant in our yoga certification program, is missing,” Sivananda Ashram Yoga Retreat posted on Facebook earlier this week.

Casey, 41, of Chicago, was last seen June 19 on Paradise Island in Nassau, according to a Facebook flyer from the Royal Bahamas Police Force.

Organizers of the Paradise Island yoga retreat said in their statement that Casey was discovered missing on June 20, “while she was not attending morning classes.”

“She was last seen at the retreat late in the evening of June 19,” the statement continued.

“We urge anyone with information on the whereabouts of Ms. Casey to contact local police immediately,” the statement continued. “The Ashram is working with authorities in their investigation. Your assistance is greatly appreciated.”

Colette Seymore, Casey's mother, also released a statement, saying family and friends were “deeply concerned for Taylor's safety and well-being.”

“We love Taylor and want her home,” Seymore said in a news release posted to a public Facebook group called “Find Taylor Casey.”

Seymore's statement goes on to say that Casey was eager to share her experience at the yoga retreat with others upon her return, which made her believe her daughter might be in danger.

“Taylor would never disappear like this,” the statement said.

According to the statement, Seymore was scheduled to travel to Paradise Island and Nassau to coordinate with local authorities.

A Nassau Guardian report said police used drones, divers and a canine unit in their search for Casey. At a local news conference Wednesday, Nassau Chief Superintendent Chrislyn Skippings reported that Casey's cell phone was found in the ocean, but his belongings were still retired.

“Let me say our priority is to find Taylor and get him back healthy,” Skippings said in the Nassau Guardian report.

In January, the United States issued a “Level 2” travel advisory for the Bahamas, warning that travelers should “exercise increased caution in the Bahamas due to crime.”

“The majority of crimes occur on the islands of New Providence (Nassau) and Grand Bahama (Freeport),” the advisory states. “Violent crimes, such as burglaries, armed robberies, and sexual assaults, occur in both tourist and non-tourist areas. Be vigilant when staying at short-term vacation rental properties where security companies private are not present.

NBC Chicago has reached out to Casey's family, the yoga retreat and the Royal Bahamas Police Force for more information. This story will be updated as more information becomes available.

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