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Newark Police Search for Missing Woman with Dementia UPDATE: Found Safe


Newark Police request the public’s help in locating Maria Martins, 68, of Newark, who was reported missing today.

According to police officials, Mrs. Martins, who is diagnosed with dementia, was last seen walking west on Chestnut Street from Seabra’s Supermarket in Newark. 

Detectives investigating this incident seek the public’s help in quickly locating Mrs. Martins. 

According to police officials, she is described as 5’2” tall and 130 pounds, with gray hair and brown eyes. She speaks Portuguese and does not speak English.

Newark Police urge anyone with information on the whereabouts of Maria Martins to call the Police Division’s  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. 

Anonymous tips may also be made using the Police Division’s website at: