Missing NJ Orthodox Jewish woman found dead in Passaic River


(JTA) — A missing Orthodox Jewish New Jersey woman was found at the bottom of a river near where she lived.

A car registered to Devorah Stubin, 22, of Passaic, was pulled from the Passaic River in Wallington on Saturday evening, NorthJersey.com reported.

The body inside was identified as Stubin on Sunday morning. Her funeral is scheduled for Sunday afternoon.

Stubin was last seen Thursday night when she was stopped by police for driving without headlights. Stubin reportedly suffered from a form of epilepsy.

Her father reported her missing after midnight on Friday morning. She had left the house at 8:30 p.m. Thursday to pick up her brother and was stopped 10 minutes later by police in Maywood. Her parents picked up her brother at her request following the traffic stop.

Dozens of volunteers from the Orthodox Jewish communities in Passaic and Clifton broke Shabbat and searched for Stubin through Friday night and into Saturday. The car appeared to have run through a fence near the river and fell down a steep embankment into about 10 feet of water.

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