Search enters 2nd week for Paterson woman feared abducted

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The search for a Paterson woman who police fear was abducted during a carjacking has entered its second week.

Authorities on Tuesday went door-to-door in Paterson, handing out flyers and gathering any tips that could help them find Shanaya Coley.

Coley, who has a 3-year-old child, was last seen around 11 p.m. last Tuesday near Colonial Avenue in Paterson.

Police said a witness reported hearing a woman screaming and putting up a fight with someone. The fight allegedly turned violent when the witness noticed the suspect pull out a knife to stab Coley. The witnesses said the suspect pushed Coley, 24, into her car and drove off.

Authorities said Coley’s glasses and a trail of blood were found at the scene.

Police said Coley was driving a 2013 Nissan Altima with New Jersey plates R74-HRX. The vehicle is also still missing.

Officials said no tip is too small. Anyone who may have information about the crime is asked to call the Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office at 862-849-6019 or the Paterson Police Department at 973-321-1120.

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