NJ woman, shot 8 times in November, missing and may be in danger
A Linden woman remains missing after a concentrated search on Sunday in Long Branch where she was last seen.
Linden Police issued another alert on Monday for Tyrita Julius, 41, who on Thursday was visiting a friend who dropped her off at the Long Branch train station to begin her trip home, and has not been seen since.
Friend Christine Peoples told the Asbury Park Press Julius had lived in fear since she was shot eight times as she sat in her car with her daughter last fall. A man with a partially covered face fired at Julius’ car after speaking with her 15-year-old daughter, who was a passenger in the vehicle and was grazed by a bullet, according to NJ Advance Media. Police have not made any arrests in that case.
Peoples told the Press Julius always wanted to know where her kids were.
"Her kids are her life. For Tyrita to just disappear, that is not like her," Peoples told the newspaper.
Julius is described as 5 feet and 8 inches and weighing 190 pounds. Linden Police said she was wearing a black Columbia jacket, a black T-shirt with a glittery basketball on the front, black sweatpants and black sneakers when she was last seen.
Police said in Monday's alert Julius "was recently the victim of an aggravated assault, making her disappearance even more suspicious."
Authorities say anyone with information about Julius' location should call Linden Police at 908-482-2512. Tips may also be submitted by texting LINDENNJ followed by the message to 888777.