Vanessa D. Smallwood

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Above: Smallwood, circa 2014

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: January 27, 2014 from Cherry Hill, New Jersey
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: May 23, 1971
  • Age: 46 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'0, 150 - 200 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: African-American female. Black hair, brown eyes. Smallwood's ears are pierced. She may use the last name Williams.
  • 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.
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    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 Chrystler 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.

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    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Burlington Township Police Department
    609-239-5867

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    Source Information
    Federal Bureau of Investigation
    NamUs
    Mercer County News
    Burlington County News
    WPVI-TV
    The Courier Post

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    Updated 1 time since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated October 22, 2015; casefile added.

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