Mom, daughter, 5, are missing after early-morning drive to airport

By Chris Sheldon | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com |

Police are asking for help in locating a Carteret woman and her 5-year-old daughter who have been missing since early Thursday, authorities said.

The Carteret Police Department and the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office are seeking information on Sawatha Ford, 47, and her daughter after they were reported missing by family members.

A release from the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office states that they left the Union Township area at 3:43 a.m. and were headed to the Trenton-Mercer Airport, but never boarded their plane.

Ford and her daughter were last known to be in Ewing Township near Bear Tavern Road a short distance from the airport.

Authorities said Ford was driving a white 2007 Acura MDX with license plate VPE96W.

Anyone with information can call Carteret Police Sgt. Kenneth Freeman at 732-541-4181 or Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office Det. Christopher Pennisi at 732-745-3300.

Chris Sheldon may be reached at csheldon@njadvancemedia.com. Follow him on Twitter @chrisrsheldon Find NJ.com on Facebook.

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