What to Know
- Shanaya Coley, 24, was last seen near Colonial Avenue in Paterson shortly before 11 p.m. Tuesday
- Police say she was injured and may have been kidnapped in her own vehicle, a 2013 Nissan Altima
- Anyone with information is asked to call Dec. Sgt. Marco Aliano of the Passaic County Prosecutor's office or the Paterson Police Department
Authorities are looking for a 24-year-old New Jersey mother who was hurt and then possibly kidnapped in her own vehicle as she headed to her job late Tuesday.
Prosecutors say Shanaya Coley, of Paterson, was last seen near Colonial Avenue in her hometown shortly before 11 p.m. She may have been abducted from her car -- a 2013 Nissan Altima with New Jersey license plate R74-HRX.
The woman's father, Willie Coley, said police found blood and his daughter's glasses in the parking lot of her apartment complex.
How Coley may have been hurt wasn't immediately clear, nor was the extent of her injuries known.
Prosecutors didn't say whether they believe she was targeted or attacked at random, but police told the woman's father that she had taken out a restraining order against some unknown person.
William Coley also told News 4 that he doesn't know how to tell his 3-year-old grandson his mother is missing. He said he hopes that she will be home before his son's 4th birthday on Dec. 23.
Anyone with information is asked to call Dec. Sgt. Marco Aliano of the Passaic County Prosecutor's office at 862-849-6019 or the Paterson Police Department's Major Crimes Division at 973-321-1120.