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PATERSON — The Paterson Police Department is asking for the local public’s assistance in locating missing 24 year old Shanaya Coley out of the Paterson, New Jersey area.
Shanaya was last seen on December 5, 2017.
Shanaya was last seen leaving her home off of Colonial Avenue in Paterson and heading to her car. It was 10:49 pm when she left her residence to go to the Eastern Christian Children’s Retreat, a facility for children with special needs, where she works as a home health aide. During this time, a witness later recalled a woman screaming and fighting in the parking lot of the complex. The suspect then stabbed Shanaya at least once before abducting her in her Gray 2013 Nissan Altima with the New Jersey license plates R74-HRX. The Paterson Police Department, the New Jersey State Police, and the FBI have been frantically trying to locate Shanaya ever since. Blood was seen on the sidewalk and grass at the crime scene, and Shanaya’s glasses were found in the parking lot. Although it is unclear if Shanaya’s attack was personal or random, she does have a restraining order out against an unidentified person. Shanaya has a 3 year old son who turns 4 at the end of December. His Christmas and birthday gifts, as well as Shanaya’s phone, were taken in the struggle as well. A second phone of Shanaya’s was left in her home with her son, and police are currently using that phone in the hopes of restoring information from the missing phone. Shanaya’s family is beyond desperate to find her and bring her home before her son’s birthday.
Shanaya is described as:
• GENDER: Female.
• ETHNICITY: African American.
• HAIR: Black.
• EYES: Brown.
• OTHER: Shanaya wears glasses, but she is likely without hers considering a pair was found where she was abducted.
Do you know something?
If you have any information in regards to Shanaya’s whereabouts, you are being asked to contact the Paterson Police Department Major Crimes Division at 973-321-1120 immediately.
Want to stay anonymous?
If you wish to remain anonymous with your information, you are welcome to call the Union County Crimestoppers at 908-654-TIPS (8477), or submit your tip online here.
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