Public's Assistance Sought in Locating Newark Mother Missing for 23 Months

Newark Police officials are continuing to ask residents to come forward with any information in their effort to locate a woman who vanished from the city 22-months ago yesterday.

The case involves Ms. Venika Williams, 28, of Newark, whose last sighting was on December 22, 2017.

Newark Police officials believe Venika was last observed heading to Jersey City wearing a black leather coat, blue jeans, red sneakers, and carrying a red purse.

Williams is 5'3" tall and weighs about 142 lbs with brown eyes and hair.

Police would not confirm where exactly Venika was going in Jersey City, but the said, during their investigation, they have looked into areas that she has known to frequent.

Venika is a mother to young children, according to police. Authorities have not confirmed the possibility of foul play at this time.

Police say the smallest tip could make a huge difference in locating or understanding where this beautiful mother and Newark resident might be.

Newark Public Safety Director Antony Ambrose urges anyone with information about Venika Williams whereabouts to call the Department's 24-hour Crime Stopper tip line at 1-877-NWK-TIPS (1-877-695-8477) or 1-877-NWK-GUNS (1-877-695-4867).