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Have You Seen Jean Hinds? South Orange Police Seeks Public's Help to Find Missing South Orange Woman


SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - Jean Hinds, an elderly South Orange resident with dementia, is missing, according to an update on South Orange Village President Sheena Collum's Facebook page. Collum is asking the community to help get the word out about the missing woman, and bring her home safely.

"Her name is Jean Hinds. She was last seen at 10:30 p.m. [on November 27] at the [South Orange] Starbucks. Police, hospitals, etc. have been notified but we need a grassroots social media push. I'm hopeful that with the help of residents and surrounding towns, we can safely return Jean home," wrote Collum on her Facebook page at about 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, November 28.

At about 5 p.m. on November 28, the South Orange Police Department issued a Missing Person Update for Hinds that stated "all area hospitals have been contacted as well as multiple hospitals in NY. The alert [picture above] has been sent to all NJ police departments as well as NYC and NY State PD. Police in Queens, Bronx and Kings County have been advised along with NJ missing persons volunteer groups. We have officers retracing any possible routes and working to obtain video footage from various locations."

Anyone with information about Jean Hinds should contact the South Orange Police Department at 973-763-3000.


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