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Police search for missing Paterson mother who was possibly abducted

PATERSON, N.J. — A Paterson, New Jersey woman who has been reported missing may have been abducted in her own car, New Jersey State Police say.

Shanaya Coley, 24, was last seen 10:49 p.m. Tuesday, outside of her building on Colonial Avenue in Paterson, when she was on her way to work

Detectives believe that Coley may have been injured and possibly abducted in her own car. Her car is described as a silver 2013 Nissan Altima, N.J. registration R74HRX.

The last 24 hours have been excruciating for the woman's father.

"Right now I’m just sitting here wondering where is my child hoping she’s alright," Coley's father told PIX11. "She has a son to come home to."

Anyone with information is urged to contact Detective Sergeant Marco Aliano of the Passaic County Prosecutor's Office at 862-849-6019, the Paterson Police Department Major Crimes Division at 973-321-1120 or call 9-1-1.

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