Police in Chicago have failed to trace a young woman of Indian origin who has been missing since Monday.
Anu Solanki, 24, a resident of unincorporated Des Plaines in Cook County in Illinois, had gone to a river to immerse a broken statue of Lord Ganesh on Monday.
Her car was found at a parking lot near the Des Plaines River in Wheeling, a nearby city in Cook County.
Police have questioned Anu's husband, Dignesh Solanki, who manages a grocer's shop in Chicago. The two were married this March in New Jersey.
According to Anu's relatives, after finishing work at a gift shop in Wheeling, she had called up a close friend on Monday afternoon to say that some suspicious-looking people were staring at her. Some time later Anu again called back her friend to say she was all right and would be home soon.
Relatives told the police that they found Anu's Honda Civic at the parking lot with its door unlocked and the motor running.
They also reported that one of her purses and a laptop were missing. A second purse, which had money in it, was still in the car.
The police, who didn't rule out foul play, said they have intensified their search.