Venika Williams

Williams, circa 2017; Williams's tattoos

  • Missing Since 12/22/2017
  • Missing From Newark, New Jersey
  • Classification Endangered Missing
  • Sex Female
  • Race Black
  • Date of Birth 04/28/1989 (33)
  • Age 28 years old
  • Height and Weight 5'3, 140 pounds
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description A black leather coat, a red hooded sweatshirt, blue jeans and red sneakers. Carrying a red purse.
  • Distinguishing Characteristics African-American female. Brown hair, brown eyes. Williams's ears are pierced. She frequently changes the style of her hair and may have highlights, or may dye it red. She has the following tattoos: the name "Tanesha" on the back of her right hand, a tattoo on her left hand between her thumb and index finger, the name "Samir" on her upper arm, writing on both forearms, and a word in cursive on her chest. Photos of some of her tattoos are posted with this case summary.

Details of Disappearance

Williams was last seen in Newark, New Jersey on December 22, 2017. She was going to go to Jersey City, New Jersey for an appointment to style someone's hair, but it's unclear if she ever arrived there. In the last text she sent her family, she said she was in Jersey City and being held against her will by a man. She has never been heard from again.

Williams left behind four children. She worked out of her home on Dewey Street in Newark as a hairstylist at the time of her disappearance. Few details are available in her case.

Investigating Agency

  • Newark Police Department 973-733-6277

Updated 1 time since October 12, 2004. Last updated December 2, 2021; casefile added.