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Police Search for Missing Teen in Newark UPDATE: Found Safe

By rlsmetro on

Police in Newark seek the public's assistance locating a teenage girl who left home Wednesday and has not returned. 

According to police, Marquaisha Collins, 16, was reported missing from Schuyler Avenue in Newark.

Authorities said Marquaisha apparently left her home around 11:50 a.m. and never returned home.

She was seen Thursday on Bayview Avenue near Chancellor Avenue in the city's South Ward. 

Police say Marquaisha is 5'4" tall, weighs approximately 175 pounds, with brown eyes, black hair, a light complexion and a scar on her right eyebrow.  

She attended Weequahic High School and was last seen wearing a white hoodie with her grandmother's picture on the front, black leggings and fuzzy slides.

Schools in Newark recessed for winter break on Wednesday, so it is unclear if Marquaisha attended school on the last day. 

If you know where Marquaisha is, please get in touch with Newark Police at 973-733-6000 or the Special Victim's Bureau at 973-733-7273.