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Devastated New Jersey Family, Police Searching For Missing 25-Year-Old Stephanie Parze

FREEHOLD TOWNSHIP, N.J. (CBSNewYork) – Police and family members in New Jersey are mounting a desperate search for a missing woman who was last seen on Wednesday.

The Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office says 25-year-old Stephanie Parze went missing on Oct. 30 around 10 p.m.

Shops and businesses have put up missing person flyers with Parze's picture and a description of the 25-year-old. Police, firefighters, family, and friends are all out searching for her.

Investigators say Parze was inside her Freehold Township home at the time.

According to her family, she left her parent's house Wednesday night before stopping at her grandmother's home, before heading home to her house just a few minutes away. When she did not show up at work the next morning, her family knew something was wrong.

Her parents told CBS2's Matt Kozar that police found her car and her cell phone at her house. Her father said that this is not like his daughter, the oldest of four children.

"I'm shot... it's too much, I just can't handle it… you don't know what's going on. Your mind is racing and you don't know where she is," Ed Parze said.

"Everybody just help. Get the word out. Please find out. She's only 4-11. She weighs 100 to 115 pounds. I just want her home," Sharlene Parze, the missing woman's mother added.

Anyone with information about the woman's whereabouts is being asked to call Detective Shawn Murphy of the Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office at 732-431-7160 ext. 7032.

Tipsters can also call Detective Daniel Valentine of the Freehold Township Police at 732-462-7908.

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