Teen missing: FBI joins search for 14-year-old NJ girl

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Breaking update as of Friday, Nov. 12, 2021, 3:30 p.m.: The mom of a New Jersey teen who disappeared and was later on observed safe and sound in New York City was arrested Friday, the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office environment said.

Editor’s observe: Nevertheless the teen’s name was widely publicized through the lookup for her, PIX11 Information is not pinpointing her now that she’s been observed and is thought of the victim of an alleged crime.

Breaking update as of Thursday, Nov. 11, 2021 at 10 p.m.: The teenager was located in New York City, officers stated.

Original tale –

EAST ORANGE, N.J. — The FBI has joined the search for a missing 14-calendar year-old woman who vanished just after a vacation to an Eastf Orange deli on Thursday, Oct. 14.

A article on the Facebook web site for East Orange City Hall discovered “East Orange Law enforcement, the FBI and the New Jersey Condition Law enforcement are operating in collaboration to assistance uncover (the female) and deliver her securely home.”

The recognize explained the little one was last observed at Poppie’s Deli on Central Avenue in East Orange. She had before stopped at the U.S. Meals Market place on the identical avenue to get juice and paper towels for her mother.

Final week, Jamie Moore, the teen’s mom, tearfully spoke to PIX11 Information about her daughter’s disappearance.

“She’s these kinds of a good woman, she would not continue to be out right away,” Jamie Moore sobbed.  “I know my daughter.  She would not want me to be concerned.”

The teen is known as a “gamer” who relished PlayStation and participated in “Rec Room” things to do.

Jamie Moore reported East Orange detectives taken out her daughter’s PlayStation products and family paperwork from the home during their investigation. She reported the teen did not have her have phone.

Moore also instructed us the woman had been referred to as to testify in a domestic violence assault situation involving her stepfather, an East Orange law enforcement officer. The Essex County Prosecutor’s Business explained to PIX11 Information last Thursday it did not feel the criminal circumstance was tied to the child’s disappearance.

An employee at U.S. Food items Marketplace, Bassan Awaldi, explained to PIX11 News final week that a person paid out for a acquire the teenager manufactured on Oct. 14.  He recalled the guy was about 30 a long time aged.  

“He have a hat and mask,” Awaldi remembered.

Police have secured surveillance footage from U.S. Food Marketplace and also from Poppie’s Deli, the very last retail store where the teenager was viewed on Central Avenue.

The FBI joined the look for immediately after the lacking girl’s aunt built an emotional statement to PIX11 News about her niece’s circumstance.

“My niece is a Black/Afro/Latina lady, you fully grasp?” Yolanda Moore claimed.  “When you’re in a disenfranchised community like East Orange, a chocolate city, there’s a great deal of…I would say…ignoring of Black tiny ladies.”

The East Orange City Corridor Facebook write-up explained about the case, “If you see her or know of her whereabouts, you should contact EOPD (East Orange Police Office) at 973-266-5041, 973-266-5030, or 973-266-5060.