Paige Aiello, 21, was last seen by her father at approximately 1:00 p.m. while at their home in Hillsborough.
At approximately 3:00 p.m., her mother noticed that her vehicle, a 2006 grey Audi A4, was taken without her permission and that her daughter was missing. Her parents could not reach Paige by cell phone, and around 7:45 p.m., Mr. Aiello reported her missing with the Hillsborough Township Police Department.
A Good Samaritan found Paige's purse, cell phone and car keys while she was walking on the south walkway of the upper level of the George Washington Bridge. The Good Sanitarian contacted her parents.
Hillsborough detectives then contacted the New York Police Department and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and notified them of the missing person investigation.
Later that night, law enforcement agencies searched the Hudson River in the vicinity of the George Washington Bridge as well as both levels of the bridge. Port Authority Police Department was assisted in the search by Harbor Patrol, the U.S. Coast Guard, New York Police Department Patrol and Aviation Units.
The next night, New Brunswick police found the Audi in the Gateway parking garage on Somerset Street near the train station in New Brunswick.
Aiello is a senior at TCNJ, which is located in Ewing.
Thursday is her 22nd birthday.
Authorities are asking anyone having information about Paige Aiello's whereabouts to contact the Hillsborough Township Police Department at 908-369-4323, the Somerset County Prosecutor's Office at 908-575-3300, Somerset County Crime Stoppers' Tip Line at 1-888-577-TIPS(8477) or online at www.888577tips.org or www.scpo.net and click on either Crime Stoppers or TIPS HOTLINE. All calls are confidential.