“This case is noisy and requires our attention,” the attorney general said.
Prosecutors are taking up the case of a 14-year-old girl from New Jersey who has been missing for nearly a month.
Jashia Moore, 14 years old He was last seen around 10 a.m. on October 14 at Poppie’s Deli Store in East Orange.
Theodore N. Stephens II, Essex County District Attorney, called her disappearance “particularly disturbing”.
“Our society cannot ignore the fact that a 14-year-old girl, normal in all respects as we can tell, will disappear without a trace on a sunny day on a central road,” he told a news conference Wednesday. .
Stevens said the Essex County District Attorney’s Office has replaced the investigation and will now become the lead agency, although East Orange Police, Essex County Sheriff’s Office, FBI, New Jersey State Police and Orange Police will continue to be involved.
“This issue warrants our attention,” Stephens said.
There is still little information about the mysterious case. When Stevens was asked about the surveillance video, he told reporters on Wednesday, “There’s a video, and we’ve captured everything we can and will continue to do so.”
He added that investigators “passed through the cell phones of any associated person.”
The desperate Moore family threw a search party on Tuesday night.
“Please my daughter is 14, she doesn’t deserve this, she didn’t run away,” said her mother, Jamie Moore, He told ABC New York’s WABC on Tuesday. “I love you, Jashiya. If you see this, do not be afraid. My mother will find you.”