NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The search for Stephanie Parze intensified Monday on Staten Island, nearly a week after she disappeared.
Police spent much of the day looking for the young woman from Freehold, N.J., both by air, and on the ground, CBS2’s Nick Caloway reported.READ MORE: $94 Million Project To Rebuild Hinchliffe Stadium In Paterson Now Underway
Police from New York and New Jersey were on site for several hours, searching a wooded area near Long Pond Park. A heavy police presence was visible and departments confirmed it was related to the search for the missing 25-year-old, who was last seen Oct. 30.READ MORE: Authorities: New York Woman Kidnapped, Sexually Assaulted In New Jersey
Family members said she stopped by her parents’ house in Freehold on Wednesday evening, and was heading to her grandmother’s house. When she didn’t show up at work the next day, her family started a desperate search. Volunteers have been putting up flyers with her picture, asking anyone with information to come forward.MORE NEWS: New Jersey Man Who Was Arrested On Child Porn Charges Allegedly Tried To Hire Hitman To Murder 14-Year-Old Child In New York
Some 25 miles away from Freehold, police were combing through the woods. They have not yet revealed why they are focusing their search on this particular area, or if they have found anything.