Paterson police recover Shanaya Coley’s vehicle with body inside | Paterson Times

Paterson police recover Shanaya Coley’s vehicle with body inside


The vehicle belonging to a city woman missing for six months has been recovered in the parking lot of a garden apartment complex on Marion Street, according to the Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office.

Authorities found a deceased body inside the vehicle that has to be identified by the New Jersey Medical Examiner’s Office.

Police found the charcoal gray Nissan Altima registered to 24-year-old Shanaya Coley in the parking lot of the apartments at 238 Marion Street at around 8:23 a.m. on Sunday.

Authorities said a concerned citizen called police to report an unattended vehicle in the parking lot.

Coley was reported missing on December 5, 2017. Police officers observed a body in the backseat of the vehicle.

“At this time, the medical examiner has been notified and a positive identification of the body has not been confirmed,” Passaic County prosecutor Camelia Valdes said in a statement.

Coley was injured and possibly abducted in her own 2013 Nissan Altima, authorities said in December. Authorities said at the time she was last seen in the area of Colonial Avenue in Paterson at around 10:49 p.m. on December 5, 2017.

Authorities continue to investigate the case.

  • Kev Clark

    We dont know if it's her.

    • Morpheus X

      What are the chances that the body of a totally different woman, other than the one that's been missing for 6 months, is going to be the one in the back seat of the car owned by the missing woman?

      • Kev Clark

        Show some respect her family maybe watching this thread.

        • Morpheus X

          How is it disrespectful to correct your naivety?There's no insult to the family.
          Also, I think the family is likely far busier with dealing with this tragedy than to be reading the comments thread of a random website, so you're again, being naive.

    • JustMe

      Don't be naive. May her soul RIP

      • Kev Clark

        Dont be so morbid and pessimistic her family is probably watching this thread.
        Show some compassion and decorum.

        • JustMe

          I'm being realistic you should try it sometime.

          • Kev Clark


  • IDoItToYa

    Seriously ?!? This body/ car has been found 5 months later onkynabout a mile from the police station in the same town she went missing ?!?! Yet they can found out if a person has a warrant for an arrest coming from Ecuador .. Paterson police at its finest smh may she RIP

  • Sissy Watson

    If its her may her soul rest in paradise an my deepest condolences to her family an friends An who ever did this to this women may they go Straight to Hell

  • AddictedToWick

    I personally think that car was placed there not too long ago. There’s always cops up and down those streets and there are flyers everywhere with pics of the car and plate number and not to mention the smell of a decomposing body would trigger someones attention. Sad situation, but at least it can bring the family some closure if it is her.

    • Robyn Spencer


  • Sunshie Counterman

    U so right on tht

  • Robyn Spencer


  • MarquinhoGaucho

    Not long because I heard the neighbor on 1010WINS last night who said it was there on Friday

  • fuk’er in the mouth

    Whoever did this is going down the river with no life vest, believe that. They aint getting that off..