Shanaya Coley

Police are searching for a 24-year-old New Jersey nurse who went missing late Tuesday night. Shanaya Coley was apparently stabbed and abducted from the parking lot of her apartment complex as she headed to work.

A witness called police to say Coley struggled with an attacker who stabbed her before she was thrown into her car which then sped off.

Coley's father, William Coley, said he saw blood on the ground and in the grass near where his daughter parked her silver 2013 Nissan Altima.

Coley, who has a young son, was abducted in her car shortly before 11 p.m. Tuesday, police said. The perpetrator also took Coley's cellphone and her son's Christmas gifts which were stored in the trunk of her car.

A second cellphone belonging to Coley was found in her apartment, reported. Police are analyzing the phone to obtain phone numbers which might help in the investigation.

Co-workers at the assisted living facility where Coley worked the overnight shift said she was a good nurse who was never late for work.

William Coley said police told him that she had taken out a restraining order against someone.

William also told News 4 that he doesn't know how to tell his 3-year-old grandson his mother is missing. "I don't want to tell him just yet. I'm hoping for positive things to happen."

He said he hopes that she will be home before his son's 4th birthday on Dec. 23.


    Soo sad! World is full of negative energy, I pray for her safe return.

  • Elevated Soul

    D@mn....Another Black woman possibly killed by a predator. I hope for the best as it pertain to her well being,especially for her child's sake.

  • Trace da Ace

    PRAYERS FOR THIS FAMILY!! God, please bring her home safe!

  • KarmaBackAround

    I hate when stuff like this happens at ur late night surroundings ladies..n if u have a protective order on someone..share with people who the perp is and also arm yourselves!! Prayers for her safe return!

  • Phillybruh

    All signs point to some ill equipped man who couldn't bring anything to her table.

  • BeUtFullSoul

    PRAYING for her safe Return HOME JESUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Intellectual by Nature!

    I'm a bit confused. People saw this happen? No one was able to give a description or help? Lord, I pray she's alive.

  • Look@m3

    Right, this is crazy! I hope they find her ok seriously.

  • GuestSTAR

    I hope this young woman is found safe and sound. Can't imagine the heartache her family is feeling not knowing, SMH.

  • Kim’s Original Face

    This is frightening, this is not looking good!

    Please Lord bring this woman home to her family

  • PhillyFacts

    So much emphasis is always placed on crimes surrounding the holidays. Crime is horrible at any time of the year; I do not celebrate holidays, and for good reason they always manage to bring out the demonic side of people. May God bless this sister.

  • Noirluv45

    When I read this sad story, I wondered if it was a scorned lover. I'm with everyone else in hoping, wishing, and praying for her safe return. My heart hurts for her son, her family, and her friends.

  • MistaO

    Damn. You know they starting with the person she got the order against. Hope she is alive.

  • Rachel

    Right! These ninjas showing up now with two good feet and a peice of peter and nothing else.

  • Renee26

    I pray that she is alive and will be located soon....I hope her friends know who the nut job she needed the order against is

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  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    Find the ex-boyfriend. Check his alibi. Ping his phone and see where he was the night of the abduction...

    This might be an easy one for the cops to solve.

  • JRock

    First person you want to locate is an ex husband or ex boyfriend. This sounds like domestic violence. I hope and pray she is still alive for the baby's sake and for her sake. Little man man probably wondering where his mommy is. Just heartbreaking.

  • JRock

    I'm afraid of guns but I don't leave home without my pepper spray in my pocket, not my purse. And my son bought me an alarm. If I pull the pin (like a grenade) an ear piercing alarm goes off, so hopefully between the pepper spray and the alarm, I can get the perp down and stump the shit out of him before I call the cops.

    I'm hoping and praying that I nor anyone else -- especially women, never ever have to go through any type of violence like this. Praying for everyone to be safe!

  • TheOwley

    I misread this. I read Thursday night, yesterday. Gone 3 days ago and injured. Pray for this lady. Vehicle GPS trackers are so inexpensive. Everyone should have one and give information to trusted family member.

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  • Zeta Phi Beta 1920

    Exposure down to the root in Jesus name.

  • Zeta Phi Beta 1920

    Please, share deets on where to purchase the alarm.

  • Ryan

    Read about this yesterday and hopefully they're starting with whoever she took the restraining order out on!

  • Yardgirl

    This story made my heart jump!! 3 days gone is not a good sign but I hope and pray that she is found safe alive. Amen so let it be.

  • Ghost

    Not a good story..smh! Praying for son and family! It doesn't look good.

  • JRock

    He got it off of Amazon. This is the model below.

    SOS Emergency Self-defense Set-130dB Personal Security Alarm with LED Flashlight ,Tactical Self Defense Keychain with Pressure Tip for Women Ladies Girls.

    I also have a mini stun gun that I carry that my son also bought for me. It's a Vipertek stun gun.

  • Bossy704

    Yep. This is not a mystery.

  • MsPam

    I hope she is found safe and soon! I’m sick and tired of black women being victimized! Prayers to her family especially her baby boy!


    Baby daddy/boyfriend did this!!

  • justlooking

    Praying for family and loved ones.

  • Ebony N’ Sweet

    Women need to carry guns

  • My 2 boys

    Thank you for this information.

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    see, these stories are never random. She knew the person.

  • Chaseboogie The Prince

    Dudes don't know how to walk away when it's over in this new era. Just to emotional and obsessed. Can't take no. Can't take it's over. They know like you know, that the relationship ain't working, but they just can't move on because they KNOW you will find someone better than them. Instead of stepping up to the plate and making the needed changes to keep the relationship, they want to continue with the bitch sorry azz ways and get mad at the woman for wanting more. Women be careful out there. Today men want to be the woman, woman want to be the man, don't want to even claim gender, bragging on the internet that they sleep with trannies, strippers, and everything with a pulse, and all of this is supposed to be cool, free, and a whole lot of nonsense. Know thy self, so that you can see your reflection in your mate. You are who you attract, good or bad.

  • dontgetblocked

    If I were her father, I'd announce that she had a restraining order against the person's full name, address, phone number, and place of employment. Why is everything so hush-hush? The woman's been stabbed and dragged off. Something doesn't make sense.

  • dontgetblocked

    If you have a car alarm hit it as well. That will scare someone off. You can even keep your car keys by your bed and if someone breaks in your house, hit your car alarm. I also have a security system at home. Your nightstand lamp can be used as a weapon if necessary.

  • Angela Flowers

    This is my first time hearing this story on this site. This picture needs to be plastered all over MSN and mainstream news channels until she is found just like the others...makes me sick.

  • OP2

    Lazy loser too lazy to provide for himself and hate to see her income as nurse go with her. Therefore, he rather make the woman feel as miserable as he is by trying to control every aspect of her life.


    I swear I was just about to write almost the exact thing, except I was just go call it for what it is and say if this had been a White woman or White child all the broadcast would have been interrupted. It's so sad how society is. It makes me sick too. I hope they find this young lady.

  • Gram

    If it had been a Becky it would be known to everyone right now.

  • ?Royalty?

    She had more than 1 cell phone. Classic "I have a stalker" move.

    I have several as well.

  • SandraRose

    It's going to get much worse. Dating apps make it too easy for psychopaths to gain access to new victims.

  • Malcom Flex

    May she rest. Some bitter black male took her out. Punks don't know how to take no for an answer because their dads didn't teach 'em how to be men and walk away.

  • Malcom Flex

    Or pepper gel spray...

  • ?Royalty?

    ?I didn't even consider the saying apps....

  • 6ue$$imh8n

    Don't forget hiv bloodwork

  • Berry Melon

    "Restraining order against someone" that says it all - that is who people should be searching for - the lunatic who she tried to keep away.

  • ZoraNealHurstonsNiece

    I just thinking that at this exact moment.....? Why haven't they released his info or told her people who he might be????

  • Reina1718

    At this point i believe they know who the suspect is but trying to find her. I hope she is found safe, when it oasses a few days it gets scary. She is a mother, her child shouldnt have to go through so young.

  • Zeta Phi Beta 1920