STRATFORD — A 26-year-old South Jersey mom and her two young children haven't been heard from since Thursday, authorities said Saturday.

Nicole Hitchens, who lives in Lindenwold, was last seen 2 p.m. Thursday in this Camden County borough.

Camden County Prosecutor’s Office and the Lindenwold Police Department say Hitchens may be in Philadelphia with son Caleb, 3, and daughter Ella, 2.

Hitchens is described as 5-foot-2 and 120 pounds. She was last seen wearing black jeans and a black tank top.

Caleb was last seen wearing a red T-shirt and tan shorts, while Ella was last seen wearing a multicolor zebra-print shirt and denim shorts.

Anyone with information should call Camden County Prosecutor’s Office Det. Kevin Courtney at 856-225-8632, Lindenwold Police Det. Art Walls 856-784-7566, or email

Sergio Bichao is deputy digital editor at New Jersey 101.5. Send him news tips: Call 609-438-1015 or email

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