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Jersey City Police Looking For Randy ‘Amanda’ Lehrer, Missing Mother Of 10-Month-Old Child

JERSEY CITY, NJ (CBSNewYork) — Police in Jersey City are trying to find the mother of a 10-month-old who has been missing for days.

1010 WINS’ Terry Sheridan Reports On The Search

Police say 32-year-old Randy “Amanda” Lehrer was last seen on August 16, leaving behind 10-month-old daughter Stephanie and husband Steven Acuna. Police said Acuna was last person to see her and isn’t cooperating with investigators.

Officials say Lehrer’s husband initially said she stormed out of their Jersey City home but he waited at least three days until Wednesday to report her missing. He now says he will not cooperate with police without speaking to a lawyer first.

“We have been delayed, because of a lack of cooperation on his part, has forced us to seek court orders, subpoenas and warrants to do our job,” said Chief Tom Comey of the Jersey City PD.

“We worked together 10 hours a day, you know?  I’m really worried, I am,” said Donna Scocco, Lehrer’s friend and coworker at Tommy’s Restaurant.

Asked is she believes Lehrer would leave her baby behind, Scocco told CBS 2’s Tony Aiello “Never in a million years.  No way. Nope. No.  I’m sorry.”

Co-workers said Acuna called the restaurant on Monday to say Lehrer left to care for her sick mother, but when the restaurant called Amanda’s family in Canada, they said her mother was fine, and the husband’s claim just wasn’t true.

“Sounds crazy to me. Makes it sound like he had something to do with it, he knows something,” said neighbor Amy Scarola.

Police have searched the couple’s home on Charles Street. Where neighbors often heard them fighting.

“They would argue a lot and I remember actually seeing her last week, and she kicked him out, she told him don’t ever come back I don’t want to see you,” said neighbor Janaya Henry.

“We are very concerned for her safety,” Comey said.

Police have found no evidence of foul play but fear that may be the case. Anyone who has seen Amanda Lehrer is urged to call police at (201) 547-JAIL.  She was last seen wearing a black Ed Hardy t-shirt and has a tattoo on her right shoulder that says “Laugh Now, Cry Later.”

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  1. Rebecca says:

    100% I definitely believe something horrible happened to Amanda in the hands of this beast by the name of Steven. She is a very dedicated mom to her infant. SHE WOULD NOT ABROUPTLY LEAVE her baby behind. She is also responsible towards her employment. Ever since I met her 4 yrs ago this monster has been mentally and physically abusive to her. This devil should be locked up FOREVER. Authorities should NEVER rest until this man is prosecuted. INEVER LIKED this person. He had this profound evil personality. I hope and pray to GOD for AMANDA’S safe return!😦

  2. Sadie Mae says:

    To Andrew, Diana and Bianca:
    I had a very specific dream about Andrea and would like to validate some information: Amanda seemed to be a warm and caring person who laughs easily. She seemed to be a “Big Sister” growing up. I specifically got the word “Pie” in relation to her. At one point, she had a red discoloration under her nose and I wondered if she had been injured or if someone had hit her. And really odd, there was a man dressed in something like a Renaissance Festival costume — he could even have been an archer. Does any of this information relate to her at all?

  3. Andrew Renaud says:

    Yes i think he did !!! she was here in Montreal, QC on vacation with her daughter to spent time with her family and friends.she also visited n stayed by us… her cousine Jessica.S My fiancee. she mentoin to Jessica that she was worried !!!

  4. DIANA TREJO says:

    I FEEL SO SAD THAT AMANDA IS MISSING. I KNOW FOR A FACT SHE NEVER WOULD HAVE LEFT HER CHILD BEHIND. LAST WEEK WHEN I WENT TO TOMMY’S, (@HER JOB) TO GET LUNCH; SHE SEEMED RATHER WORRIED. WHEN I ASKED HER ABOUT THE BABY. AMANDA HAD A SMILE FROM EAR TO EAR AT THE MENTIONING OF HER BABY.
    MY PRAYERS AND THOUGHTS ARE WITH HER & FAMILY. GOD BLESS!

  5. Bianca Contreras says:

    im SORRY just for the fact that amanda is my family her and steve did go thru alot but theres NO WAY THAT SHE WOULD LEAVE HER DAUGHTER BEHIND . ON THIS CASE STEVE KNOWS WHERE SHE IS AT BUT JUST DOESNT WANNA SAY ANYTHING PLEASE WE PRAY & HOPE THAT THEY FIND HER JUST FOR THE BEST FOR HER DAUGHTER!!!!!!!!!!

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