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#1 Jenn

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Posted 05 December 2008 - 08:40 AM

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CELINA JANETTE MAYS

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Case Type: Endangered Missing 
DOB: May 28, 1984
Missing Date: Dec 16, 1996
Sex: Female
Race: Black
Age Now: 24
Height:  5'0" (152 cm)
Weight:  120 lbs (54 kg)
Hair Color: Black
Eye Color: Brown
Missing City: WILLINGBORO
Missing State :  NJ
Missing Country: United States
Case Number: NCMC827787

Circumstances: Celina's photo is shown age-progressed to 19 years. She was 9 months pregnant at the time of her disappearance. It is believed she has given birth and may be in need of medical assistance. Celina's eyebrows grow together.

ANYONE HAVING INFORMATION SHOULD CONTACT The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children at 1-800-843-5678 (1-800-THE-LOST)

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#2 Jenn

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Posted 05 December 2008 - 08:43 AM



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Posted 05 December 2008 - 08:45 AM

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December 5, 2008 6:14 AM

Billboard seeks clues in girl's disappearance

Burlington County Times

The words “still missing” in large capital letters on a billboard at the intersection of Marne Highway and the Route 541 Bypass in Hainesport say it all.

Alongside those words is a rendering of what Celina Janette Mays, who was reported missing 12 years ago, could look like today.

The Willingboro Police Department placed Celina's image and information about her disappearance on the billboard Wednesday in hopes that it will help solve the open case.

“It's an unfortunate case,” Willingboro Police Lt. Joseph Dey said yesterday.

Celina was reported missing Dec. 16, 1996. She was 12 years old at the time and nine months pregnant.

The police department has been working with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. Although hundreds of tips have come in since Celina's disappearance, none have helped locate the girl.

When she disappeared, police followed leads throughout the state and went as far as Florida, where she had relatives and family.

Police also talked with members of the Gospel of Christ Ministries Inc., a small Pentecostal congregation in Mount Holy founded by Celina's aunt, Cerita Smith.

Celina lived with family and members of the congregation in a communal home in Willingboro owned by the church.

Dey and others hold out hope that Celina is safe somewhere and doesn't realize people are still searching for her.

“Twelve years is a long time,” he said. “She may not realize she's still listed as missing.”

Dey said the Police Department believes there are people with information on the case and there is hope they will come forward.

He said billboard campaigns have worked in other states and the Police Department hopes it will help bring in information on Celina.

“Hopefully we can jog people's memories,” he said.

Ernie Allen, president of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, applauded efforts of the Willingboro Police Department to remind motorists of Celina's disappearance.

“I think that's great,” he said. “The challenge in these longer-term cases is that the world forgets.”

Allen said over the years the center has used national media and the private sector to try to resolve the case that has grown cold. He said the center continues to circulate Celina's photograph and hold out hope that she is alive.

He said more than a dozen children who have been missing for many years have been found alive. He also said the center's cold case unit has helped close cases from as far back as 1947 in recent years.

“We're just trying to keep the case alive,” he said. “Our view is that somebody knows what happened to Celina. Somebody has information.”




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Glassboro police chief Alex Fanfarillo looks at photos of missing children that are displayed on the rear windows of the police department's cruisers.

September 20, 2009
By George Mast
Courier-Post Staff

GLASSBORO — Celina Mays disappeared at age 12.The Willingboro girl, with thick black hair, a wide smile and dimples, was nine months pregnant when she went missing Dec. 16, 1996. This week, Mays' portrait became one of eight images of missing children placed on the back window of Glassboro police cars.

Two large portraits and contact information for the National Center of Missing & Exploited Children have been placed on the back window of five of the borough's squad cars. Two of the vehicles have then and now photos of the same missing child.

"I just think it's a no brainer," Glassboro Police Chief Alex Fanfarillo said Friday as he surveyed one of the mesh photo mattes covering the back window of a police SUV. "The more photos there are the greater the probability of being found."

Fanfarillo said the idea for the window coverings, which are see-through from inside the vehicle, came from a recent two-day seminar he attended sponsored by the Center for Missing & Exploited Children.

When he thought of the bare back windows of the department's squad cars, Fanfarillo decided to begin filling them with portraits of missing or exploited children from the New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Delaware area. Fanfarillo said the practice is being done elsewhere in the country but had yet to make its way here.

The photos are provided through the national center and the Morgan Nick Foundation, a nonprofit center that raises awareness about missing children.

"We thought the photos would get people's attention," Fanfarillo said.
One of the portraits is of a smiling Jyrine Harris who disappeared from his Irvington bed on June 23, 2002. The boy, 2 at the time, and was last seen wearing a diaper with Muppet characters.

Fanfarillo said the department used forfeiture funds to pay for the window banners, which were placed on shared squad cars at the department to ensure the most exposure. When the department switches five more cars into the shared pool in another six months, they too will be fitted with the window banners, Fanfarillo said.

The window coverings cost about $1,100 for all 10 vehicles.

"What a waste of a back window of a police car not to use it," Fanfarillo said.

About one in six missing children are located from photographs, according to the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children.

Glassboro Councilman George Cossabone praised the police department for its initiative in posting the portraits, in a prepared statement.

"If we can help to find just one missing person we did a great thing," he said.



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Posted 05 June 2011 - 01:29 PM

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