Body of Missing NJ Woman Found in Submerged Car: Authorities

The body of a missing woman afflicted with a seizure disorder was found in her car in a New Jersey river, authorities said.

Devorah Stubin, 22, of Passaic, was to be remembered at funeral services Sunday afternoon, a day after her car was found in the Passaic River in Wallington.

Stubin was last seen Thursday night in Maywood Township driving a gray Mitsubishi Galant, according to New Jersey State Police.

The car was located late Saturday afternoon; it had apparently crashed through a fence behind a funeral home and plunged into the river. Scuba divers were dispatched to the scene and identified the vehicle and a body believed to be Stubin.

More than 100 people, many of them members of the Orthodox Jewish community, had gathered early Saturday to search for her. Many broke the Sabbath to conduct the search because a life was at stake, they said.

Stubin suffered from complex partial seizures. These types of seizures can last for a few minutes and at times can cause people to wander, according to the Epilepsy Foundation.  

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