Vanessa D. Smallwood

Smallwood, circa 2014

  • Missing Since 01/27/2014
  • Missing From Cherry Hill, New Jersey
  • Classification Endangered Missing
  • Date of Birth 05/23/1971 (48)
  • Age 46 years old
  • Height and Weight 5'0, 150 - 200 pounds
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description A black cotton jacket, a blue dress and a silver wedding ring. She may wear earrings.
  • Medical Conditions Smallwood has a history of mental illness.
  • Distinguishing Characteristics African-American female. Black hair, brown eyes. Smallwood's ears are pierced. She may use the last name Williams.

Details of Disappearance

Smallwood was last seen on January 27, 2014 at the Any Garment Cleaners, which is located at a strip mall the 500 block of Haddonfield Road in Cherry Hill, New Jersey. Her husband went into the establishment while Smallwood waited outside in their vehicle, a silver 2005 Chrysler Town and Country van with the New Jersey license plate number WSJ-52H.

By the time he came out, Smallwood and the van were gone. Her cellular phone pinged off a tower in the 700 block of Broad Street in Clayton, New Jersey at 10:22 p.m.; this was the last sign of her. Since her disappearance she hasn't used her credit or debit cards, but her vehicle may have been sighted in Camden, New Jersey on February 10.

Smallwood left behind three adult sons. She previously worked at the Philadelphia International Airport, but she was out on disability at the time of her disappearance.

One of Smallwood's sons stated she was "acting funny" and seemed "confused" before her disappearance. Although foul play is not suspected in her case, it remains unsolved.

Investigating Agency

  • Burlington Township Police Department 609-239-5867

Updated 1 time since October 12, 2004. Last updated October 22, 2015; casefile added.