By MINHAJ HASSAN - http://www.zwire.com/
WARREN TWP. – A combined $20,000 is being offered as a reward for information leading to the whereabouts of Margaret Haddican-McEnroe, the 29 year-old township mother of three who was declared missing by her husband on Thursday, Oct. 12.
Timothy McEnroe, 34, the woman’s husband, and other members of the Mount Bethel Fire Company have contributed $15,000 as a reward for any information leading to the missing woman.
That amount is in addition to the $5,000 reward being offered by the Crime Stoppers of Somerset County.
The Township Committee had originally considered posting a $5,000 reward in November, but tabled the idea after more clarification on laws was needed.
Both Warren Police Chief Russell Leffert and Somerset County Prosecutor Wayne J. Forrest said the investigation on Haddican-McEnroe is continuing.
Forrest said he could not comment about specifics of the on-going investigation.
“Detectives from the county and from Warren are working actively on this case, following up on a number of leads,” he said, “and we’ll continue to do that.”
Forrest said the State Police and FBI have assisted on parts of the investigation, although he did not give specifics.
McEnroe said that there has been no activity reported on the one credit card that his wife had. It is believed she may have $11,000 in cash that McEnroe said has been missing since his wife’s disappearance.
Haddican-McEnroe did not take her cell phone and authorities have been checking it to see if any messages could become a lead in the case.
McEnroe and his wife’s adoptive father, Patrick Haddican, appeared on the Nancy Grace Show on Court TV on Wednesday, Nov. 1, in the hope that someone would see the show and call with information.
A crime scene investigation unit combed through the Haddican-McEnroe home at the very beginning of the case, and there was no evidence of damage to the home, according to McEnroe.
Since her disappearance, Haddican-McEnroe has missed the birthday of one of her daughters, Sarah, and the christening of another, Melissa.
Haddican-McEnroe was last seen by her husband at their Washington Valley Road home at 1:30 p.m., Monday, Oct. 10.
On that day, McEnroe said he left for an errand and returned two hours later and found his wife missing and their infant home alone.
McEnroe reported his wife missing on Thursday, Oct. 12, and has said he delayed the two days because she had left for short periods in the past. He said he thought for sure she would be coming back.
Haddican-McEnroe was described as physically strong despite her 5 feet 2 inch stature. She had had boxing training as a teen-ager, did her basic training in Fort Jackson in Columbia, S.C., when she enlisted in the Army following the 9/11 terrorist attacks, and demanded she be given no special treatment as a woman during her firefighter training.
She won a Valor Award for her rescue and evacuation efforts as a volunteer firefighter in 1999, when Hurricane Floyd flooded the section of Bound Brook along the Raritan River and trapped some residents in their homes.
Haddican-McEnroe is described as 5 foot 2 inches tall, 110 pounds, brown eyes, brown hair, and of a light complexion. She has a tribal tattoo on her stomach, firefighter’s helmet tattoo on her left thigh and multiple tattoos on her back, police said
She is an Army veteran and may have identification with her birth name of “Sherwood Halley.”
When she was last seen by her husband, she was wearing a gray sweat shirt with “ARMY” written across the front in black letters, white plaid pajamas, white socks and white Nike sneakers, police said.
She also has a silver chain with military dog tags and a white-gold wedding ring with three diamonds, police said. She also may have a black BDU (military style) jacket and black duffle bag with additional clothing, according to local authorities.
By CHAD HEMENWAY - http://www.c-n.com/
WARREN -- A young mother who disappeared from her home a month ago today is still missing
Margaret Haddican- McEnroe, 29, left her house Oct. 10, leaving behind her car, cell phone and her baby daughter Emily. No one has heard from her since.
"It's just a mystery," said Eileen Haddican, Haddican-McEnroe's stepmother. "You can make up a thousand scenarios in your head, and I have. I just want her to be OK."
"We haven't heard anything," said Patrick Haddican, Haddican-McEnroe's stepfather. "There were a few clues or leads at first, but I don't think they panned out because we haven't heard anything."
Haddican-McEnroe is married and has three children -- two daughters, 5 months and 20 months, and a 9-year-old girl from a previous marriage who stays with her grandparents, the Haddicans.
The story received national attention Nov. 1 when Haddican-McEnroe's husband and father appeared on the Nancy Grace show on Court TV. The Haddicans said the show was one of Margaret's favorites and hopes were that she'd watch and call someone.
"The sole purpose was to get exposure and maybe get her or someone to call who has heard from her so they can help police," Patrick Haddican said. "All the assumptions and sensationalism is good for television, but we just wanted more people to know about this."
A film crew from Court TV visited the Haddicans' home to interview the husband, Timothy McEnroe.
Almost immediately, host Jane Velez-Mitchell, sitting in for Nancy Grace, insinuated that Haddican-McEnroe was a victim of a crime and that her husband could be involved.
On the show, McEnroe said his wife left with about $11,000 in cash he had in the house.
Somerset County Prosecutor Wayne J. Forrest said he was invited to appear on the show but declined. He did not watch the show and does not know how the show obtained its information, he said.
Forrest would not say if investigators believe Haddican-McEnroe is alive, and he added that investigators have been handling the case as both a missing person case and a criminal matter from the start.
"We have to," Forrest said. "We don't know if she left on her own, was kidnapped or even killed. We have to investigate all options."
"I have my moments thinking about this," Patrick Haddican said. "But the sun comes up. There are things that have to be done that I can't ignore. Maybe it's for the best -- to keep my mind occupied or I'll think about it nonstop."
Police are continuing their search for a missing Warren Township firefighter who disappeared last week.
Margaret Haddican-McEnroe, 29, was last seen by her husband, Timothy McEnroe, at 1:30 p.m. Oct. 10 at their home, police said. When McEnroe returned from running errands at 3 p.m., he found Haddican-McEnroe gone and their five-month-old daughter Melissa home alone, police said.
McEnroe told police his wife had threatened suicide in the past and was suffering from post-partum depression, police said. Thinking she would return, he did not report her missing until Oct. 12, he said.
Haddican-McEnroe, an Army veteran, left her car and broken cell phone behind. McEnroe said her bank and credit cards had not been accessed.
A State Police helicopter searched the area around the couple's home Wednesday; the grounds were searched Wednesday and yesterday, police said. Somerset Prosecutor Wayne Forrest said a ground search was planned for today.
Forrest said investigators have "no evidence" to indicate whether Haddican-McEnroe ran away, committed suicide or if foul play is involved.