Right: Progressed to age 26 years (circa 2010)
Celina Janette Mays
Missing since December 16, 1996 from Willingboro, Burlington County, New Jersey
Classification: Endangered Missing
Circumstances of Disappearance
Mays was last seen in Willingboro, New Jersey on December 16, 1996.
Authorities said Celina had gone to church - the Gospel of Christ Ministries Inc. in Mount Holly - with family members and then came home for dinner and dessert. Without explanation, police have said, she told a cousin "thanks for everything." A few hours later, the young girl who was due to give birth before the end of the year, stuffed a pillow into her bed, grabbed a few precious possessions and disappeared into the night.
Right after her disappearance, Celina was supposedly spotted in Lacey and Hopewell townships but the leads did not pan out.
She did not take any extra clothing with her and left all of her personal items at home as well.
It is believed she has given birth and may be in need of medical assistance.
Investigators Willingboro Police Department
If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
Detective Al Kelley
609-877-2200 extension 6268
Willingboro Police Department
Agency Case Number: 96-3520625
NCMEC #: NCMC827787
NCIC Number: M986381735 Source Information:
Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.
National Center for Missing & Exploited Children
Child Protection Education of America
New Jersey State Police
Advance Polybag Inc.
NamUs MP #6370