$5k reward offered for information about missing Jersey Shore woman

    Images courtesy of the Stern family.

    Images courtesy of the Stern family.

    Authorities have offered a reward for information into the whereabouts of a missing 19-year-old Jersey Shore woman.

    Monmouth County Crime Stoppers is offering up to $5,000 for information that leads to the identification, arrest, and prosecution of any suspect(s) in the disappearance of Neptune City’s Sarah Stern.

    Stern’s car was found parked on the Route 35 bridge connecting Neptune and Belmar at 2:45 a.m. Saturday. That sparked a search of the Shark River by the US Coast Guard, New Jersey State Police, and local and county units at daybreak.

    The search spanned hours on Saturday before being suspended during the afternoon. 

    She was last seen at her parent’s Neptune City house at 11:45 p.m. Friday. Stern is described as five-feet, five-inches and 130 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes.

    The Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office is investigation collaboratively with the Belmar Police Department and the New Jersey State Police Missing Persons Unit. The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children is also assisting. 

    Authorities have not disclosed details of the ongoing investigation. 

    If you’ve seen Stern, authorities ask that you contact Monmouth County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-671-4400, by texting “MONMOUTH” and the tip to 274637, or www.monmouthcountycrimestoppers.com. Tipsters can remain anonymous. 

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