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UPDATE: Essex Prosecutor to Now Lead Several Agencies in Search for Missing East Orange Girl; $20K Reward

By rlsmetro on
East Orange

The Essex County Prosecutor’s office has announced that they will supersede the investigation into the disappearance of Jashyah Moore, 14, of East Orange.

“This office has been monitoring the investigation and providing assistance to the East Orange Police Department, Essex County Sheriff’s Office and our other law enforcement partners,” Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens, II said. 

“This office will now coordinate the efforts of all agencies participating in the task force, which has been formed to investigate the disappearance of Jashyah.”

According to officials, participating agencies include this office, the East Orange Police, Essex County Sheriff’s Office, the FBI, the New Jersey State Police and the Orange Police Department.

The task force is housed at the East Orange Police Department’s Compstat Center.

Police said Jashyah was last seen at approximately 10:00 am on October 14, near Poppies’s Deli Store, 520 Central Avenue in East Orange. 

Detectives have followed numerous leads and continue to utilize all investigative means to locate Jashyah.

A reward of up to $20,000 has been offered by the Essex County Crime Stoppers Program. 

Officials said concerned businesspersons who wish to remain anonymous from East Orange have contributed to the reward amount.

Anyone with information is asked to call 1-877-TIPS-4EC (1-877-847-7432) or 973 266-5041.

Calls will be kept confidential.