Paige Aiello’s Family Remains Hopeful For Her Safe Return
The family of Paige Aiello remain optimistic that the 22-year-old TCNJ student from Hillsborough will come home safely and have issued a missing poster in Spanish.
Based on information received on their he Find Paige Aiello Facebook page a Spanish language missing poster was posted on Wednesday afternoon.
A search for the Hillsborough resident around Penn Station in New York on Tuesday went “as well as expected” according to Paige’s father, Christopher, who says the search has been expanded to “different parts of the city” but would not elaborate due to an on going police investigation.
He says that information called into a tip line set up by the family at 908-447-5135 has helped to “keep hope alive” and that some people have recognized Paige from her picture on posters. “We are following up on all leads,” said Christopher, who admitted that some leads are more substantial than others.
The Find Paige Aiello Facebook page posted on Wednesday that there have been “several tips” received about sightings in New York City of Paige. The post says that “she may not appear as well put-together as she does in recent pictures,” and posted a description of her as being 5’3″ and 100 pounds with “distinctive” eyes.
He said Paige was not a regular visitor to New York City and that the search is “ongoing.” The family has also hired a private investigator to find Paige and is offering a reward for information “surrounding the disappearance or whereabouts” of Paige.
Jack Bennett, Communications Director for the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office said only there is “no update” into Paige’s disappearance and would not answer any questions about their investigation.
Paige Aiello was last seen on Tuesday, April 9 at her Hillsborough home after her father brought her home from TCNJ’s Ewing campus. Her keys, cell phone and wallet were found on the George Washington Bridge’s south walkway a day later. Her as car was found near Metropark station in New Brunswick.
Anyone with information about Paige should also contact the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office at 908-575-3300.