Paige Aiello’s Father Hopeful She Will Be Found
It’s been a week since College of New Jersey (TCNJ) student Paige Aiello was last seen by anyone but her father is hopeful she will come home.
Police have recovered video of the 22-year-old from Hillsborough getting off a train at New York’s Penn Station and walking toward the George Washington Bridge reports the Times of Trenton.
Her cell phone, wallet and keys were found on the bridge’s south walkway last Wednesday night by a passer-by but a search of the Hudson River and the bridge turned up no sign of Paige Aiello. Police have re-examined security cameras but have not turned up any images of her.
“There’s not much at this point,” Paige’s father Christopher told the Times . “We still have the situation that there’s no witnesses, no notes, nothing.” He hopes that “if she’s still out there, that if someone sees her they will report it to the authorities right away,” he said.
He says the case is still a missing persons case. “It should have never been assumed it to be anything else at this point,” Christopher told the Trentonian. “I think some people assumed suicide and they maybe right at the end of the day, but a this moment it doesn’t add up.”
Good Days and Bad
He said Paige does have friends in Manhattan who have not heard from her. The Find Paige Aiello Facebook page reports that posters of Paige were put up at New York’s Penn Station over the weekend.
The Somerset County Prosecutors office has no update on the case.
Christopher elaborated on his daughter’s moods as of late. “She would have good days and bad days — Sunday was an excellent day, Monday wasn’t so hot and Tuesday was just kind of down the middle,” Christopher Aiello recalled to the Trentonian of his daughter’s demeanor before her disappearance. “It’s just hard to believe a child that never stopped smiling just hit a wall. It’s terrible what sometimes happens with the mind.”