Updated 07/11/2012 03:06 PM
Family Of Missing Queens Girl Ups Reward
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The family of a missing Queens woman has increased their reward to $5,000 for information in the case.
Investigators say Rajwinder Kaur, 26, was last seen leaving her home on 198th Street in Hollis around 8 p.m. Sunday.
Her family says she was on her way to her volunteer job at a Brooklyn homeless shelter when she disappeared.
Rajwinder's sister, Gurpreet, said she received the text message "The girl with this phone is dead was smiling" from the missing woman's phone less than two hours after she vanished.
It was sent from Rajwinder's phone at around 9:40 p.m. Sunday.
"It was very bizarre, as you could tell, the message, and not something that my sister would send to me," Gurpreet said. "So I called her. There was no response."
Kaur is described as being 5'3" tall and weighing 130 pounds.
Anyone with information about the case is being asked to contact Crime Stoppers by calling 1-800-577-TIPS, by texting TIP577 to CRIMES, or by going to NYPDCrimeStoppers.com.