Missing NJ Orthodox Jewish woman found dead in Passaic River

The woman was last seen Thursday night when she was stopped by police for driving without headlights. She reportedly suffered from a form of epilepsy.

By JTA
January 17, 2016 23:14
Crime scene (illustrative)

Crime scene (illustrative). (photo credit: INGIMAGE)

A missing Orthodox Jewish New Jersey woman was found at the bottom of the Passaic River.

A car registered to Devorah Stubin, 22, was pulled from the New Jersey river on Saturday evening, the New Jersey Record reported.

The body inside was identified as Stubin on Sunday morning. Her funeral was scheduled for Sunday afternoon.

Stubin was last seen Thursday night when she was stopped by police for driving without headlights. Stubin reportedly suffered from a form of epilepsy.

Her father reported her missing after midnight on Friday morning. She had left the house at 8:30 p.m. Thursday to pick up her brother and was stopped ten minutes later by police. Her parents picked up her brother at her request following the traffic stop.

Dozens of volunteers from the Orthodox Jewish communities in Passaic and Clifton searched for Stubin through Friday night and into Saturday.The car appeared to have run through a fence near the river and fell down a steep embankment into about 10 feet of water.


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