Body found in backseat of car in Paterson identified as Shanaya Coley | Paterson Times

Body found in backseat of car in Paterson identified as Shanaya Coley


The body found in the backseat of a car on Marion Street over the weekend has been identified as Shanaya Coley who had been missing for six months, according to the Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office.

Coley died from puncture and incision wounds, authorities said. Her death has been ruled a homicide.

She was reported missing on December 5, 2017. Police found her body in the backseat of the charcoal gray Nissan Altima that was registered to her on May 6, 2018. A tenant said the vehicle had been parked at the garden apartment complex at 238 Marion Street for months.

Police received a call from a concerned resident that led to the discovery of her vehicle and body inside it.

The Regional Medical Examiner’s Office in Newark has positively identified the body as that of 24-year-old Coley.

Authorities continue to investigate the case. Anyone with information is asked to call 1-877-370-PCPO or [email protected] or contact the Paterson Police Department Detective Bureau at 973-321-1120.

  • ch0k30nm1ba775

    why dont they say that she was setting up guys to get robbed?…. someone definitely got fed up with her bs and got her good… thats what she gets for being slick bitch you thought you fucking thot 6 feet underground thats your final place… hoe hoe hoe merry fucking christmas lolol

    • BabyyJawnn Tatiana

      You are disrespectful asf

    • Dionna Perez

      Kill yourself MF you don't know shit I hope you die in your sleep

      • ch0k30nm1ba775

        you prob was doing shit too you fucking thot… dont let these niggas catch you cuz you might end up in news 12 too hoe

        • Dionna Perez

          When I find you I will be on channel 12 for killing your ass trust me you don't want this reck computer thug

    • Biggerthansafaree

      Nothing but facts. Heard the same from mad people.

  • Janielle Byron

    I'm sorry, I cannot believe that that car was just parked in a resident parking lot unmoved for several months during a city wide search, and not one resident who lives in that building didn't notice an abandoned vehicle that piqued their curiosity as to who and where that car came from??? Are they that disconnected with their neighbors and community???