MAYWOOD, New Jersey – Police in Wallington, New Jersey are looking into whether a car submerged in the Passaic River is linked to the a missing woman in New Jersey.
22-year old Devorah Stubin is from Passaic but was last seen in Maywood Thursday night after a traffic stop by police.
She has not been seen or heard from since. Family members said the last time they heard from her, she seemed lost.
She suffers from Partial Complex Seizure Disorder and does not have her medication with her, family members say.
On Thursday night she was pulled over in Maywood for a traffic stop. Family members tell police she immediately called her mother crying afterwards.
“She’s very, very sweet. She’s very mindful of other people. She’s conscientious. She has a lot of friends,” says family friend Mitch Morrison.
“It’s not characteristic of her to not be in touch with family like this for this period of time. So yes, there is some concern that anything could be possible at this point,” says Sheriff Michale Saudino.
The Hatzolah team is leading the search, and is forgoing observing the Sabbath to help find the missing woman.
“In Judaism, fundamentally life always trumps over the ritual behavior. In fact, this is a ritual behavior. In fact you are commanded to actually go help save a life, and so that does take command over the Sabbath,” Morrison adds.
Stubin was driving a grey Mitsubishi Galant with N.J. registration K40FPH.
She is 5’2″ and weights 110 pounds and has hazel eyes, and a light complexion. She was wearing glasses with black frames, a pink wool coat, a long black skirt, and rainbow-colored sneakers.
Police say they have been tracking her debit card, credit cards and her EZ Pass.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Passaic Police Department at 973-365-3900.