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The Missing Demetrius Branham

The Missing
Demetrius Brian Branham
Case #: 15030591
Middlesex County

Demetrius Branham was 45 years old when he was last seen on June 22, 2015 in the Avenel section of Woodbridge, Middlesex County, New Jersey. He is a black male, 6 feet tall, 220 lbs with brown eyes and black hair with some gray. His nicknames are “black” and “ponce.” He was wearing a red T-shirt and long denim shorts with sneakers.
He was last seen getting into the passenger side of a newer model Mazda 3 sedan that is either black or blue with rear-tinted windows and after-market wheels. This occurred outside La Mirage, 969 Route 1. It was reported that the driver was the only other person in the car.
Demetrius was reported missing by his mother on June 30 after not hearing from him for 8 days.
His case remains unsolved.

If you have any further information, please contact the NJ State Police Missing Persons Unit at 609-882-2000, extension 2554.

Sources:

https://www.namus.gov/MissingPersons/Case#/33089?nav

https://www.nj.com/middlesex/2015/08/police_search_for_edison_man_missing_for_2_months.html

https://patch.com/new-jersey/tomsriver/31-unsolved-missing-persons-cases-new-jersey-who-are-they https://www.rlsmedia.com/article/no-signs-yet-edison-man-reported-missing-june

The Missing Meaghan McCallum

The Missing
Meaghan McCallum
Case #: 15-01235
Bergen County

Meaghan McCallum was 30 years old when she was last seen on March 11, 2015 leaving her grandmother’s home at 10 John’s Street, Montvale, New Jersey. Meaghan’s grandmother, Betty Sidow says she was in bed asleep when she was awakened by Meaghan’s beloved pit bull Sweet Pea barking. It was around 3:30 a.m. Getting out of bed, her grandmother looked into Meaghan’s bedroom, and she was gone. Looking outside, she noticed Meaghan’s vehicle was also gone.
“She left in a hurry.” Betty recalled.
She was driving a black 1998 Subaru Impreza with the New Jersey license plate number N32-EAY. This vehicle was found abandoned in Long Branch, NJ on April 11, in the parking garage of Edgewater East apartments on Avenel Blvd.
A few days later when Meaghan did not show up at her job at Visiting Angels, a living assistance service for the elderly in Ramsey NJ, a statewide search began. Authorities reviewed video footage of the parking garage which showed Meghan had arrived there at about 5:30 a.m. and walked away in the direction of the boardwalk. This footage was the last solid lead in this case.
Meaghan was last seen wearing boots, a light brown Shearling type jacket, a short sleeve shirt and either black pants or a black skirt. She is a white female, 5’3-5’5” in height, between 170-210 lbs. with brown hair and brown eyes. She wears soft contact lenses.
Meaghan suffers from bipolar schizoaffective disorder since she was 25, and she has a history of suicide attempts. She had stopped taking her psychiatric medication 1 year prior to her disappearance, she disliked the dazed feeling it would give her. She has scars on her wrists, a tattoo of a dolphin and a castle on the right side of her lower back and a tattoo of a lotus flower and a black spider on her foot. She goes by the nickname “Meg.” 
There were no indications that McCallum had planned to run away. She was staying with her grandmother when she vanished, but the night before she had stopped at her parent’s home to pick up a phone charger. She left all her clothing and belongings behind, as well as Sweet Pea, whom she took to work with her. 
Theories have speculated the possibility that Meaghan took her own life by walking into the ocean in Long Branch where her car was found. However, there is no evidence to support this.
Her case remains unsolved.

If you have any further information, please contact the Oakland Police Department at 201-337-6171.

Sources:

https://www.namus.gov/MissingPersons/Case#/28007 
https://charleyproject.org/case/meaghan-elizabeth-mccallum

https://www.nj.com/bergen/2015/07/oakland_family_searches_for_missing_daughter_4_mon.html

https://www.northjersey.com/story/news/bergen/oakland/2017/07/07/archive-year-later-search-continues-missing-oakland-woman/430091001/

The Missing Barnett Zeldin

The Missing
Barnett D. Zeldin
Case #: C120201300316
Burlington County

Barnett Zeldin was 74 years old when he was last seen at his home on the morning of October 7, 2013. He indicated that he would be going hunting near Oswego Lake in Washington Township, Burlington County, New Jersey. He went to the Wharton Forest Park, there planning to bait his tree stand in preparation for deer hunting season. He was expected back at the Audubon Hunting Club on the same night and failed to return. His 1992 Chevy Blazer was found on the side of the road in close proximity of his hunting stand, with the windows down, his dog inside, and his keys in the ignition. His cell phone and wallet were both inside the vehicle as well. He was last seen wearing jeans, a T-shirt and a flannel of unknown colors. Possibly wearing tennis shoes that were a dirty white color, a gold wedding band, a gold chain with a gold marlin and gold pretzel charms. He is a white male, 5’07” in height, weighing 150 lbs with brown, greying hair and brown eyes. His date of birth is listed as 9/5/1939. He usually went by the nickname Barry. 

If you have any further information, please contact the NJSP Tuckerton Station at 609-296-3132.

Sources:

https://www-lps.state.nj.us/NJSP_Amber/MissingPersonDetail.jsp?mp_id=115787&type=mp
 https://www.namus.gov/MissingPersons/Case#/22276

The Missing Benjamin Ferguson

The Missing
Benjamin Ferguson III
Case #: 2013000689
Salem County

Benjamin Ferguson was 53 years old when he was last seen on February 9, 2013 in Salem, New Jersey. He is a white male, 5’10” in height, 220 lbs with brown hair and brown eyes. His date of birth is listed as 7/8/1959. He sometimes goes by “Benny” or “Bird dog.” He has a skull and dagger tattoo on his arm. There are very few details in his case. 

If you have any additional information, please contact the Salem County Police Department at 856-935-0057.

Sources:

https://www.namus.gov/MissingPersons/Case#/19619

http://www.missingin.org/reg8377/benjamin_ferguson_iii.htm 

The Nameless Hudson County Pt. 8

The Nameless 
Ashleigh Sommers
Unidentified in NJ 

I will be posting my lists of unidentified persons in my own order of choice, continuing with an area of New Jersey called Hudson County (part 8).

I am doing this to promote awareness of small town Doe’s that do not receive nearly enough media attention. 

All of my information came from: https://www.njsp.org/unidentified/hudson/index.shtml


Unidentified Deceased Male 
Case #: 07-057H
NIC #: U080020787
Body found on June 6, 2007
Estimated date of death: Unknown
Estimated year of birth: 1937-1957
Sex: Male
Race: Unknown
Height: 5’4-5’10”
Weight: Unknown
Hair: Unknown
Eye color: Unknown
Scars, marks, tattoos: None 
Clothing: Unknown
Circumstances: The unidentified male was recovered in Jersey City, New Jersey on June 6, 2007.
X-rays were not mentioned.
No photos are available.

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Unidentified Deceased Black Female 
Case #: 2007-80029
NIC #: U190021501
Body found on October 18, 2007
Estimated date of death: Unknown
Estimated year of birth: 1987-1991
Sex: Female
Race: Black
Height: 5’2-5’5”
Weight: 118-138 lbs.
Hair: Black
Eye color: Unknown
Scars, marks, tattoos: Unknown 
Clothing: The victim was wearing a pink Pascal Tex brand tank top size M, black Buff brand bra with led lace around the cups, size 36 C, Green Vigoss brand camouflage pants size 11/12, a pink Pascal brand boys short underwear, white socks with orange toes and green colored bear heads on the ankles.
Jewelry: The victim had on a brown translucent plastic ring on her right thumb and a silver colored body chain around her torso.
Other: The victim had brown colored 28 inch braided hair extensions attached to her own hair
Circumstances: The unidentified female was recovered in Bayonne, New Jersey on October 18, 2007. 
X-rays were not mentioned.
Partial fingerprints, dental charts and DNA are available for comparison. Dental characteristics are charted in NCIC. 
Photos of the wig and outfit she was wearing:

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Unidentified Deceased Male
Case #: 2008-22567
NIC #: U840023426
Body found on April 2, 2008
Estimated date of death: April 2, 2007
Estimated year of birth: Unknown
Sex: Male
Race: Unknown
Height: 5’1”
Weight: 124-140 lbs.
Hair: Black
Eye color: Unknown
Scars, marks, tattoos: Unknown
Clothing: The unidentified male was wearing two pairs of pants, one pair is dark blue and the other is green. He was also wearing a black leather belt. 
Circumstances: The unidentified male, partial skeletal remains, was recovered on April 2, 2008 near the Newark Bay shoreline behind an industrial area in Bayonne, New Jersey.
X-rays were not mentioned.
Dental characteristics are available for comparison and are charted in NCIC.
No photos are available.

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Unidentified Deceased White Male
Case #: 08-074H
NIC #: U290021509
Body found on July 29, 2008
Estimated date of death: July 26, 2008
Estimated year of birth: 1963-1978
Sex: Male
Race: White
Height: 6’2”
Weight: 209 lbs.
Hair: Brown
Eye color: Blue
Scars, marks, tattoos: The man had a clean shaven head.
Clothing: The unidentified male was wearing a blue and white polo shirt with blue jeans, black socks and black non-slip shoes. He also had aviator style sunglasses.
Circumstances: The unidentified male was recovered on July 29, 2008 at Liberty State Park in Jersey City, New Jersey.
X-rays were not mentioned.
Dental characteristics are available for comparison and are charted in NCIC. DNA has been taken and is pending. 
No photos are available. 

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If you have any information about these cases or the identification of these individuals, please contact:

The New Jersey State Police at 1-800-709-7090.

The Nameless Hudson County Pt 7

WARNING: some of the people listed in this article do indeed have post-mortem photographs. Viewer discretion is advised.

The Nameless 
Ashleigh Sommers
Unidentified in NJ 

I will be posting my lists of unidentified persons in my own order of choice, continuing with an area of New Jersey called Hudson County. (pt. 7)
I am doing this to promote awareness of small town Doe’s that do not receive nearly enough media attention. 

All of my information came from: https://www.njsp.org/unidentified/hudson/index.shtml 


Unidentified Deceased White Male 
Case #: 03063974
NIC #: U890006156
Body found on October 11, 2003 
Estimated date of death: Unknown
Estimated year of birth: Unknown
Sex: Male
Race: White
Height: 5’2-5’6”
Weight: Unknown
Hair: Black
Eye color: Unknown
Scars, marks, tattoos: Unknown 
Clothing: The victim was found wearing a multicolor windbreaker jacket size XL, a gray hooded sweatshirt, black pants, a brown belt, and loafer type shoes size 8.
Other: Several teeth were missing antemortem. The victim has straight dark colored hair. There is evidence that the victim suffered from osteoarthritis of the neck. When the victim was found, he was carrying a black wallet and a black comb. 
Circumstances: The skeletal remains were found behind 1817 Paterson Plank Road on October 11, 2003.
Full X-rays and dental records are available for comparison.
No photos are available.

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Unidentified Deceased White Female
Case #: (blank)
NIC #: U850006026
Body found on February 9, 2005
Estimated date of death: November 1, 2004
Estimated year of birth: 1970-1980
Sex: Female
Race: White
Height: 5’3-5’5”
Weight: 145-165 lbs.
Hair: Brown
Eye color: Brown or Hazel
Scars, marks, tattoos: Pierced ears
Clothing: Victim was wearing one black cowboy boot and two dark colored socks with floral design.
Jewelry: Victim was wearing a Citizens quartz watch with a black band
Other: She does have very short nails and pink toenail polish.
Circumstances: On February 9, 2005, an unidentified female was found in the Hudson River in Hoboken, NJ.
Fingerprints and dental records are available for comparison.
X-rays were not mentioned
Photos are composites of what the victim may have looked like:

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Unidentified Deceased White Female 
Case #: 055468
NIC #: U950017041
Body found on March 22, 2005
Estimated date of death: Unknown
Estimated year of birth: 2005
Sex: Female
Race: Caucasian
Height: 1’0-1’5”
Weight: 5-6 lbs
Hair: Black
Eye color: Unknown
Scars, marks, tattoos: None
Clothing: The infant was found wearing a white knitted bonnet, a blue and yellow “playette”, white boots, white socks, and wrapped in a blanket.
Circumstances: On March 22, 2005, the body of an infant was found buried in a shallow grave outside of St. Cecilia’s Roman Catholic Church at 120 Kearny Avenue,  Kearny New Jersey.
X-rays were not mentioned.
No photos are available.

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Unidentified Deceased Female 
Case #: 06-062H
NIC #: U000018955
Body found on May 3, 2006
Estimated date of death: April 29, 2006
Estimated year of birth: 2006
Sex: Female
Race: Unknown
Height: 1’5-1’10”
Weight: 6-9 lbs
Hair: Black
Eye color: Brown
Scars, marks, tattoos: None 
Clothing: None
Circumstances: The infant was found on May 3, 2006 at Eagle Recycling in North Bergen, New Jersey.
X-rays are available.
No photos are available.

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Unidentified Deceased Male 
Case #: 09-060851
NIC #: U360020491
Body found on September 22, 2006
Estimated date of death: September 22, 2006
Estimated year of birth: Unknown
Sex: Male
Race: Unknown
Height: Unknown
Weight: Unknown
Hair: Unknown
Eye color: Unknown
Scars, marks, tattoos: None 
Clothing: Unknown
Circumstances: The unidentified male was recovered on September 22, 2006 in Jersey City, New Jersey.
X-rays were not mentioned.
No photos are available.

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Unidentified Deceased 
Case #: H07-043
NIC #: U930020622
Body found on May 3, 2007
Estimated date of death: February 2, 2007
Estimated year of birth: 1967-1977
Sex: Male
Race: Black
Height: 6’2-6’4”
Weight: 380-390 lbs.
Hair: Black/Balding
Eye color: Brown
Scars, marks, tattoos: None 
Clothing: The victim was wearing a black Eddie Bauer jacket, a Sean John sweater size XXXL, blue Sean John denim pants, a black belt size 42, gloves, multicolored Nike sneakers (purple, black, red, green) size 13, and a gold colored Tag Heuer watch.
Circumstances: The victim was recovered on May 3, 2007 floating in the Hudson River in Hudson County, Jersey City, New Jersey.
X-rays were not mentioned.
Dental Characteristics and fingerprints are available for comparison.
Post Mortem photograph and Composite sketch:

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If you have any information about these cases or the identification of these individuals, please contact:

The New Jersey State Police at 1-800-709-7090.

The Missing Joan Conetta

The Missing
Joan E. Conetta
Case #: 2012-1171
Ocean County

Joan Conetta was 74 years old when she was last seen on June 10, 2012 leaving her residence on foot in Whiting, New Jersey. She was last seen wearing a grey sweat suit. Joan is a white female, 5’01”- 5’03” in height, 100-120 lbs. with gray hair and hazel eyes. She also wears reading glasses. Her date of birth is listed as 09/20/1937.  It is believed that she left her home with her .22 caliber Beretta handgun and $7,000 cash.
There has been no bank account activity since she disappeared.
Joan was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, and had her car taken from her by concerned family members after she had once been found wandering alone by the police. This was a recent occurrence and she had no previous history of leaving for an extended period of time.  
The woods behind her home were searched with police dogs, which yielded nothing.
5 days after she had been reported missing, there was a sighting reported of Joan walking along Route 530 on the day she went missing. 
There have been no confirmed sightings since.

If you have any further information, please contact the Manchester Township Police Department at 732-657-6111.

Sources: 

https://www.namus.gov/MissingPersons/Case#/15203

https://patch.com/new-jersey/manchester-nj/a-year-later-where-is-joan-conetta

https://patch.com/new-jersey/manchester-nj/missing-c1b159f5

https://wobm.com/have-you-seen-this-manchester-woman/

The Missing Kacey Prim

The Missing
Kacey Lynn Prim
Case #: 201100258
Camden County

Kacey Prim was 23 years old when she was last seen by her mother, leaving their home to go for a walk, in Audubon, New Jersey on January 3 or 4, 2011. She left her purse behind. She is a white female, 5’09” tall, 130 lbs with Blonde hair and blue eyes. She may have been wearing a grey hooded sweatshirt, blue jeans and black and white sneakers. Her nose is pierced and wears a diamond stud nose ring. Kacey has a butterfly tattoo on her right hip, an unknown tattoo on her right hand and another on her abdomen. Her mother said nothing seemed to be amiss when she left. Kacey has a history of heroin use dating back to her teens, but she had gotten clean prior to her disappearance. She has been known to frequent Camden New Jersey.
She spoke to her mother on the phone the day after she was seen leaving her home, apologizing for being out so long, and she told her mom she would be home soon. But Kacey abruptly hung up on her, which is uncharacteristic of her behavior. She never came home and never got in touch with her family again. 
Kacey began using heroin in 2006 after her father passed away from Lou Gehrig’s disease. After a couple of years however, she went into recovery and enrolled in Gloucester County College for night classes. She planned to become a physical education teacher.
Some time after vanishing, Kacey was sighted by a friend in the 5800 block of Arch Street in West Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. There have been no confirmed sightings since. 
Kacey’s case remains unsolved. 

If you have any further information, please contact the Audubon Police Department at 856-547-0715.

Kacey’s facebook group with extra pictures- https://www.facebook.com/groups/kaceyprim/ 

Sources:

https://www.namus.gov/MissingPersons/Case#/10021?nav

https://patch.com/new-jersey/gloucestertownship/five-years-later-search-missing-audubon-woman-continues

https://www.nj.com/camden/2016/01/nj_woman_missing_since_2011_remains_an_open_case.html

https://www.inquirer.com/philly/news/new_jersey/20160108__She_just_disappeared_off_the_face_of_the_earth_.html

https://nj1015.com/have-you-seen-her-nj-woman-missing-for-5-years-but-family-has-hope/

The Missing Jamie Edsall

The Missing
Jamie L. Edsall
Case #: 10051833
Essex County

Jamie Edsall was 37 years old when she was last seen on July 27, 2010 at Hills Boarding Home on Hawthorne Avenue in Newark, New Jersey. This place is a home for mentally and physically disabled individuals. Jamie left to visit an unknown friend and never returned. She was last seen wearing a white t-shirt, green khaki pants and black sandals. She is a white female that is 5’05-5”08” in height, weighing 130 lbs with blonde/ light brown hair and green eyes. Her date of birth is listed as 06/14/1973. Jamie has several tattoos, including a flower on her back, a sun on her buttocks, a rose on her left shoulder and a rose on her right ankle. Her ears are pierced. She has scars on both of her shoulders and down both arms. There are very few details in her case.

If you have any further information, please contact the Newark Police Department at 973-733-6277.

Sources: 

https://www.namus.gov/MissingPersons/Case#/19964

https://www.nj.com/news/2010/10/newark_police_search_for_city.html

https://patch.com/new-jersey/tomsriver/31-unsolved-missing-persons-cases-new-jersey-who-are-they

The Missing Bernadine Gunner

The Missing
Bernadine Waters Gunner
Case #: 1007121087
Camden County

Bernadine Gunner was last seen at her home in the 1300 block of Park Boulevard on either July 11th or 12th, 2010 in Camden, New Jersey at approximately 12:00 AM. She was last seen wearing a black camisole top and tan khaki capri pants, with black framed glasses. She was wearing medium sized hoop earrings with studs in the remaining three other piercings in each ear. She was also wearing a gold wedding band and a gold chain with a cross. She is a Black female, standing at 5’01” in height, 135 lbs, with black hair and brown eyes. She wore a full set of dentures. Bernadine has an indentation in her skull at her hairline, and a keloid on her upper left arm. She suffers from depression and may have been suicidal at the time of her disappearance. Her date of birth is listed as 12/12/1957. She was last driving a blue four-door 2006 Hyundai Elantra with New Jersey license plate VJN-32T.

If you have any further information, please contact the Camden Police Department at 856-757-7486.

Sources: 

https://www.namus.gov/MissingPersons/Case#/21180/details https://charleyproject.org/case/bernadine-waters-gunner

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