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If she uses a PATH Smartlink card, it'll be registered in her name and with her information. Port Authority ought to be able to check where her card was last swiped.
FWIW, the city is blanketed in surveillance cameras capturing high-resolution imagery. There's technically a video record of tracks from work. Should be on the PATH train as well.
You'd have to find out how to get access to it/who can help with it.
Have you put out a Silver Alert? It's like an amber alert for seniors.
Does she have any mental diseases like Dementia or Alzheimer's? If so she might even be as far off as northern PA.
Upvoted. You could also repost on the Jersey city subreddit since the WTC path runs through all the JC stops. My heart goes out to you. I am a Path rider as well and will do my best to keep an eye out.
Is the hair color recent? I wouldn't ask only I saw a very short old lady at about 8pm today on 9th Ave between 39 and 40th st. She could have been about 5ft but I wouldn't have guessed 4ft 10" but maybe. I wish I could remember her clothing but I don't. But I do recall her because she had a vacant look in her eyes that totally caught my attention. She was waiting by a bus stop and that caught my attention because she was so old I was shocked she was standing out in the cold waiting for a downtown bus.
The only issue is I swear she had blonde hair. Now I really was focused on her eyes so I might be wrong. But is the hair color recent?
The coat is still there, it has been moved but not far. Im hoping this is just a very random coincidence. Good Luck!
i made an account just to comment here, i dont want to alarm anyone and it could be nothing but i live in downtown jc grove area and on my way to the path train today there was a purple coat just hanging on a bike outside of the dominos on first street i thought it was strange but figured a drunk person mustve left it since it was fairly warm on friday night.. like i said i do not want to alarm you but maybe its worth looking at serveillance in the area? it was still hanging there when i got home about an hour ago.. if its there in the morning i will send a picture
I don't see the listing in NCIC. What is the NIC number for the case?
**Edit:** I've been banned and muted for bringing this up. I suppose people are not comfortable with an inconvenient truth. I've been part of this community for years, and know some of you quite well. Good bye, all.
#OP here with some updates:
First of all, thank you to everyone who has commented, sent messages of support, suggested ideas, and shared. We truly appreciate all the assistance.
I want to clarify a few things. She lives alone so there are many coworkers and friends trying to help, myself included. I'm a former coworker and I now live on the other side of the country.
**The Facebook group can be found [here](https://www.facebook.com/findmaryannclark
) and the Union Township Police Department posted about her at [this link](https://www.facebook.com/unionpolicenj/posts/1551757268236724
).** There are numerous people taking on different tasks -- I'll post the latest updates as I have them, and I will also be able to share any new details with the rest of the search party. We definitely did not create a fake post or a fake story for Reddit karma...
Answers to other questions that were asked:
* No record of her at NY or NJ hospitals. I've personally made calls and we've had police contacts check for us as well. We also asked about Jane Doe patients.
* There is ongoing communication with law enforcement in NY and NJ. People are going through the procedures necessary to get authorization for law enforcement to check financial activity, transit surveillance footage, etc.
* Other search party members have gone to all the transit stations along her route in NJ and NY, spoken to Port Authority police, MTA, etc. and handed out flyers.
* Her cell phone is off and has had no activity.
* She doesn't have a car.
Many users have complained about my post title requesting upvotes. I've also gotten some derogatory comments and "bad wishes," but the mods and other users have been really great about combatting those. Thank you to them and my apologies for unintentionally breaking a Reddit rule.
Some people have suggested this is an elaborate plan to "stalk" or endanger Mary Ann. Obviously that is outrageous and not true, but I understand why it can be challenging to parse out the truth on the internet. The "missing person" flyer explicitly provides a contact number for her local police department. I posted on Reddit because I thought that maybe a handful of commuters would come across the flyer and even one small clue or new piece of information could be a major development. Fortunately many people have seen the post, so we're keeping our fingers crossed.
If the mods or admins need to contact me privately because of some Reddit rule issues or other kind of verification, I understand and that's no problem.
I was part of the team on the ground yesterday.
We were able to obtain video footage of her leaving her apartment building just after 5:00 AM on Friday the 12th. We know she takes the 5:18AM train from Union Station, and she was wearing the same purple coat, only carrying her purse. So the assumption is she was heading to work Friday morning. Her building is a key card building, and there has been no reentry since she left Friday. People have banged on her door throughout the day just in case.
We canvassed the surrounding area (Her building is literally right next to the Union Train Station), stopping in local businesses. We also stopped by Union Fire Dept, Hillside Fire Dept, Overlook Med Center, Kean University, and Newark Penn Station. All area hospitals have been called repeatedly checking both Mary Ann's name and Jane Doe to no avail.
As of yesterday evening, the Police had told us that a detective would not start working on the case until after the holiday weekend. Without them, we are unable to access phone and financial records to see if they hold any clues.
I understand some concern's here about stalking or nefarious efforts, but please note, we are not asking you to contact anyone but the police should you have information. She was a beloved office manager and we are all banding together to try and find her.
Just fyi this might be related to NJ Transit's absolute clusterfuck of broken trains, cancelled trains, broken tracks and VERY long delays. Trains were switched, rerouted, never came--total disaster. Took hours to get home this past Friday. /u/HelpFindMaryAnnClark
FWIU, they could even have the mods verify this account.
UPDATE 8:30 a.m.: According to police and coworkers, Mary Ann Clark has been found. We'll post details on our website, sure others will update here too.
I know it's been said, but check hospitals! I work in an ER and sometimes it can take tens of hours for us to contact a patient's family.