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Essex County Residents, Have You Seen Lesley?


By: Richard L. Smith 

Newark Police officials are seeking the public's assistance in finding Lesley Castillo, 17, who was reported missing on Wednesday. 

According to a statement released by Newark Police, Lesley, who arrived in Newark three months ago from Ecuador, is 5'5"tall and 190 pounds with black hair and brown eyes.

Police say she was last seen wearing navy leggings, black sneakers, and a long navy coat.

According to police Lesley was seen traveling toward Penn Station carrying her belongings in white, green, and black bags. 

Lesley is not a frequent runaway, police said.

Police urge anyone with information about the whereabouts of Lesley Castillo to call the Police Division'ss 24-hour Crime Stopper tip line at 1-877-NWK-TIPS (1-877-695-8477).

All anonymous Crime Stopper tips are kept confidential and could result in a reward.