Pregnant woman, 26, reported missing in Newark

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NEWARK, N.J. — Police are searching for a pregnant woman from New Jersey who went missing last Thursday, according to a missing person’s flyer distributed by the woman’s family.

Crystal Passante, 26, was last seen July 16 at 513 Ferry St. in Newark. Passante had been staying with her father after moving to Newark from California July 11.

The family of missing pregnant woman Crystal Passante shared this flyer with PIX11 News asking for help to find their loved one. (Photo: Nicole Ramona)

The family of missing pregnant woman Crystal Passante shared this flyer with PIX11 News asking for help to find their loved one. (Photo: Nicole Ramona)

“Since her new pregnancy, she encountered some mental issues and returned to New Jersey to better her life,” Passante’s family said in a flier shared with PIX11 News Friday.

Passante is four months pregnant, her family said. She is described as 5 feet 7 inches tall, 190 pounds with blonde hair, brown eyes and a star tattoo on each hand. She has dog tooth bite marks on her cheek and scars from  past facial piercings. She has glasses but may or may not be wearing them, her family said.

Passante was last seen wearing a black jacket and carrying a small black purse.

Calls to Newark police by PIX11 News were not returned.

Anyone with information on Passante’s whereabouts should call the Newark police at 973-733-6000 or contact the family at 551-226-6140.

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