The Camden County Prosecutor’s Office and the Collingswood Police Department are seeking the public’s assistance in locating a missing person.

Malaija Bates, 15, of Collingswood, NJ was last seen the morning of Tuesday, November 22, 2016.  Bates is described as a white female who stands approximately 5 feet – 8 inches tall and weighs 135 pounds, with long brown hair and hazel eyes.  She was last seen wearing black and white paisley pants, a black shirt and a pink sweater.

Bates has ties to Riverside, NJ and Roebling, NJ.

Anyone with information about her whereabouts is urged to contact Camden County Prosecutor’s Office Detective Laura Sarnese at 856-225-8522 or Collingswood Police Detective Brian DiCugno at 856-854-1900.

Information may also be emailed to

Released Monday, November 28, 2016.