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ALERT: Police Search for Missing New Jersey Woman UPDATE: Found Safe

New Jersey

 Acting Somerset County Prosecutor Annmarie Taggart, Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office Chief of County Detectives John W. Fodor, and Franklin Township Public Safety Director Quovella M. Maeweather announced that authorities are searching for a missing endangered resident identified as Ms. Shekinah D. Dover, 29, Franklin Township, New Jersey.


Prosecutor Taggart stated that on Monday, May 30, 2022 at approximately 4:59 p.m. Ms. Dover was reported missing to the Franklin Township Police Department by her mother.  

Franklin Township Police Detectives immediately initiated a missing person investigation and entered Ms. Dover into the National Crime Information Center (NCIC) as a missing person to include an immediate release of a TRAK Law Enforcement Bulletin.  

Franklin Township detectives assigned to the investigation were able to observe Ms. Dover on surveillance video in the vicinity of Bridge Street and Grove Street in Somerville, New Jersey at approximately 2:45 p.m. on Sunday, May 29, 2022.  

Ms. Dover was last seen walking on Grove Street towards Main Street, Somerville, New Jersey.

​Prosecutor Taggart stated that on Tuesday, June 7, 2022 members of the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit have been advised of the on-going missing person’s investigation and are assisting Franklin Township Police in an attempt to locate Ms. Dover who has been entered into NCIC as a Missing Endangered Person.  

Authorities are asking for the public’s assistance in helping to locate Ms. Dover.  She is described as being 5’ 8” in height, approximately 160 pounds.  

She was last seen wearing a sage green Nike hoodie sweatshirt, black leggings, burgundy flat shoes and a silver ring on her right finger.  

Prosecutor Taggart, Chief Fodor, and Director Maeweather request anyone with information to MS. Dover’s whereabouts to contact the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit at (908) 231-7100 or the Franklin Township Police Department at (732) 873-5533 or via the STOPit app.