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Cellastine Wade, 18: Missing From New Jersey Since 1968
Cases such as these are a regular occurrence on OurBlackGirls, and each time, the frustration grows. Once again, we’re faced with a cold case that doesn’t have much, if any information shared publicly, and it doesn’t look as if there has been an investigative agency looking into this disappearance since it first occurred. And about that—the exact date of when Cellastine Wade went missing is a mystery, considering that the National Missing and Unidentified Persons System reported that she vanished sometime in either 1967 or 1968.
According to NamUs, Cellastine Wade was last seen by her family in Jersey City, New Jersey, but an exact date or year could not be pinned down. The date listed in her report is April 26, 1968, so that may be when someone officially filed a missing person report. It is unknown who that person was, and any details regarding Cellastine’s personal or professional life have also not been shared. Although what she did for a living wasn’t given in the NamUs report, the database did show that Cellastine vanished after work and her family has never seen or heard from her again.
Sadly, I could not trace Cellastine’s relatives or loved ones. It doesn’t seem that there were any mentions of her disappearance in any newspapers or alerts about the 18-year-old’s case, so circumstances remain unclear.
At the time of her disappearance, Cellastine Wade stood between 5 feet 3 inches to 5 feet 5 inches tall and weighed 95 to 110 pounds. She had black/dark brown hair and dark brown eyes. There hasn’t been any other information shared about distinguishing marks or scars on her person, and the last items of clothing or jewelry she was wearing when she disappeared are also unknown. Cellastine would be 72-years-old at the time of this publication.
Anyone with information about this case is urged to contact the New Jersey State Police Missing Persons Unit at (609) 882-2000 or their local authorities. The agency case number is H660-2021-00025.
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