UPDATE: Carteret Woman, 5-Year-Old Daughter Found Safe
Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey and Director Kenneth Lebrato of the Carteret Police Department announced today that the missing woman and her 5-year old daughter from Carteret have been found early this morning. Officials said Sawatha Ford, 47, of Carteret and her 5-year old daughter who were reported missing by family members yesterday, were found safe early this morning at a hotel in Virginia. Yesterday, Ford and her daughter left the Union Township area at 3:43am and headed to the Trenton-Mercer Airport, but did not board the plane. Ford was driving a white 2007 Acura MDX with plate # VPE96W. The Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office, the Carteret Police Department, and the New Jersey State Police with the assistance of the Chesterfield Police Department located the missing mother and daughter. The Prosecutor’s Office credited the law enforcement coordinating centers in several states for working together to locate the woman and child.