OFFICE OF THE
UNION COUNTY
PROSECUTOR

FOR EMERGENCIES, DIAL 911 Immediately


 Andrew K. RuOTOLO, JR. Justice CENTER
32 Rahway Avenue, elizabeth, NJ 07202

908-527-4500    ucpo@ucnj.org

Lyndsay V. Ruotolo
Acting Prosecutor
Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Outbreak

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In Union County, nearly sixty individuals are presently classified as “missing”. In light of this, the Union County Prosecutor’s Office (UCPO) will begin an initiative this month to share images and information on our county’s missing persons through UCPO social media feeds. In doing so, we hope to shed new light on the whereabouts of our county’s missing people by engaging the public and encouraging tip sharing.

Each week, beginning Monday, February 10, information and photos relating to a missing member of our community will be shared on our social media platforms, @UCPONJ on twitter and UCPONJ on LinkedIn. Along with the missing persons’ particulars will be contact information for the law enforcement agencies connected to the individual. Our hope in reintroducing these materials is that the community will share the information, generating new leads. These leads can then be forwarded to law enforcement for investigation, hopefully aiding in the location of the missing individual.

It is important to remember that these missing persons are not just someone’s family or friend, they are valued members of our community in Union County. Even if you are not personally connected to one of the missing, every share and retweet brings us one step closer to reaching someone who may know something.

Undertaking this initiative is especially important to the family and friends of the missing, because it lets them know that their loved ones have not been forgotten by law enforcement and members of the community.

Thank you for your assistance in this effort.

Lyndsay V. Ruotolo
Acting Prosecutor
Union County Prosecutor’s Office

Gerald Rihlman

Last seen in December of 2006. Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Linden Police Department at 908-474-8500.

Christopher Soto

Last seen in April of 2020. Anyone with information is encouraged to call Plainfield Police Department at 908-753-3360.

 

Deryn Perez-Perez

Last seen in June of 2017. Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Elizabeth Police Department at 908-558-2000.

Martin Stofej

Last seen in August of 2010. Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Linden Police Department at 908-474-8537.

Saniya Bordeaux

Last seen in February of 2020. Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Elizabeth Police Department at 908-558-2000.

Cynthia Joseph

Last seen in July of 2017. Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Elizabeth Police Department at 908-558-2000.

Jaquan Rhett

Last seen leaving for school on February 27, 2020. Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Elizabeth Police Department at 908-558-2000.

Yoni Vasquez

Last seen in February of 2019. Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Summit Police Department at 908-273-0051.

Gerald Rihlman

Last seen in December of 2006. Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Linden Police Department at 908-474-8500.

Maria Ixcuna-Tix

Last seen in December of 2015. Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Plainfield Police Division at 908-753-3360.

John Valaitis Jr

Last seen in July of 2013. Anyone with information is encouraged to call Summit Police at 908-277-9389.

Wayne Neal Bacon

Last seen on March 15, 2006 in Plainfield, NJ. Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Plainfield Police Department at 908-753-3360

Mehkayla Wilson – Found

The missing individual UCPO posted on February 17 Mehkayla Wilson has returned home safely. Thank you Elizabeth Police Department.

Jessie Sellers Jr.

Last seen in Plainfield on Sept 3 2015, anyone with information is urged to contact the Plainfield PD at 908-753-3360