Family Still Searching for Missing South Jersey Grandma
A South Jersey woman's family is desperate for information on her whereabouts after she disappeared from her home nearly three weeks ago.
Norma Yates, a 63-year-old from Winslow Township, was last seen around 5 p.m. Saturday, July 29.
The following morning, she missed a coffee date with a friend, according to her daughter.
"We thought maybe she went to the shore or something like that and didn’t notify us," said Yates's daughter Nichole Ennis. "We became increasingly concerned because her pocketbook was left behind, her debit card, her cell phone."
Since then, police and the Yates family have been searching for the woman, posting her photo on social media, and asking for help from anyone who may have seen her -- all with no luck.
Family friend Shaena McCoy told Fox News Digital that neighbors checked their home surveillance cameras and found no signs of Yates coming or going, leaving the family "super perplexed."
"This is a mom that’s extremely involved with her children, her grandchildren, talks to her kids every day," she said. "No new boyfriend in the picture – her daily routine was hanging out with her neighbor, having coffee, spending time with the kids."
"The pain is indescribable. I don’t think that anyone no matter who they are, can truly understand where we're coming from," said Ennis.
Yates has three grandchildren all under the age of three and Ennis is just a few weeks away from delivering her second child. Ennis' husband is undergoing cancer treatments in New York City. Yates has been their primary caregiver.
Yates is described as a white female, standing at 5-foot-1, weighing 130 pounds, with grey-brown hair and hazel eyes.
If you have any information on Yates’ whereabouts you are urged to contact the Winslow Township Police Department at 609-567-0700.