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Family Reports Body of Montclair Woman Found; Police Officials Say Not So Fast

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - Friends and family of Montclair native Crystal Williams have reported that her body has been found. However, no details from police officials have been released at this time.

On July 10, Williams' family states that they reported her missing to the Montclair Police Department and took to social media to ask people to help in finding her.

Friends reported that Williams was last seen on her way to work at TJ Maxx in Caldwell and never made it to her destination or returned home. Williams would have turned 33 on July 15.

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TAP into Montclair reached out to the Montclair Police department on July 20 after seeing posts on social media about Williams. Police officials declined to confirm that anyone with the last name of Williams was missing at that point.

On July 29, Williams' friend Latasha Shivers posted the following message in all caps on her Facebook page, "IT'S WITH A HEAVY HEART I REPORT THAT CRYSTAL IS NO LONGER WITH US ..THANK YOU ALL FOR SUPPORT, KIND WORDS AND PRAY[ER]S CRYSTAL WILL BE MISSED DEARLY."

Montclair Police officials and the Essex County Prosecutor's Office say that they cannot confirm that Williams' body had been found.

TAP into Montclair reached out to Chief Anthony Ambrose of the Essex County Prosecutor's Office who said that details cannot yet be confirmed, as the investigation is ongoing.

Sources close to the case explained that a body was found and the family believes that it may be Williams, but law enforcement officials are awaiting DNA evidence and are investigating the matter before confirming whether or not it is Williams. 

More information will be forthcoming as the story develops.

**UPDATE: Related Articles listed below:

Badly Decomposed Body of Crystal Williams Found

https://www.tapinto.net/admin/articles/badly-decomposed-body-of-montclairs-crystal-will

East Orange Woman Arrested in California for Murder of Crystal Williams

https://www.tapinto.net/admin/articles/east-orange-woman-arrested-in-california-for-murd

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