HAVE YOU SEEN THEM? Garfield police issued an alert for two missing girls, both 17 — one a previous runaway from Little Ferry and the other from town.
Angel Reed and Noelle Forte were believed headed to the Jersey Shore or Atlanta, Georgia, Capt. Darren Sucorowski said
Reed is 5-foot-9 and 180 pounds, with brown hair and hazel eyes.
Forte is 5-foot-1 and 140 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes.
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Anyone who knows where to find Angel or Nicole is asked to call Garfield PD: (973) 478-8500.
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Noelle — who needs medication to control symptoms of psycho-effective disorder that include hallucinations — was supposed to have stayed at Reed’s home overnight on Saturday, her father, Frank Forte, told CLIFFVIEW PILOT yesterday.
“We thought they were having a sleepover,” he said. “They were there a few hours before they took off. They said they were going to stay out for awhile, but they never came back.”
Forte and his ex-wife, Mary Makinajian, adopted Noelle in Guatemala when she was 7 months old.
Two years ago, they turned to CLIFFVIEW PILOT after she ran away from St. Mary’s residential treatment center in Passaic for a second time in several months. She’d been been living with other girls who have similar conditions, her parents said.
“This isn’t a regular teenaged child who ran away,” her mother said at the time. “Her psychiatrist said she can only be off her meds for two days.
“She’ll start to hallucinate, see things, hear things, taste things,” Makinajian said. “She’ll feel like things are crawling on her, or that they’re in her head.”
Noelle previously spent a night in Manhattan, was taken into custody by the Port Authority police and was returned home before several stays at Bergen Regional Medical Center.
Her July 2013 disappearance ended after she and a friend saw fliers that her father had posted and distributed in Manhattan and New Jersey.
It turned out she’d been scraping by on the streets of Passaic and Paterson for several nights, her parents said.