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A Neighbor Watched The Terrifying 4 AM Kidnapping Of This Missing Mother And Never Called The Police

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Born and raised in Delaware, 33-year-old Nefertiri Trader, nicknamed "Neffie, is a mother of three who lived in New Castle, Delaware. Described by family and friends as a fun, outgoing person, Neffie is a people person who is well-known in her community. Neffie lived at 52 Freedom Trial, in the Saddlebrook subdivision in New Castle, Delaware and she was employed as a housekeeper with Christina Hospital in Newark.

On June 29, 2014, her cousin, William Trader, was staying with Neffie and her children for a while. Early that evening, she gave William a ride to work and returned home to watch television. She spoke with her mother, Denise, on the phone and had a normal evening with her children.

Around 3:30 am, in the early morning hours of June 30, 2014, Neffie went to the 7-Eleven at 273 Airport Drive, about a 7-minute drive from her house.

Around 4:00 am, neighbor Joe Robinson witnessed Neffie being drug from the yard of her Saddlebrook Community home off Christiana Road to her vehicle by an unknown male wearing a dark hoodie and tan-colored shorts. Joe told NBC News that he heard a loud shriek, which made him look out of his window.

According to NBC News, Joe saw Neffie carried from her house and then placed into the backseat of her silver 2000 Acura RL with Delaware license plate number 404893. Joe, who lived in the first block of Freedom Trail, told police he looked from his second-floor window as a man dragged Nefertiri to her car. Joe did not call the police. Joe reportedly told authorities that he assumed Nefertiri was ill and being taken to the hospital.

"Had I known something was going on like that, I wouldn't have hesitated," Joe Robinson told the News Journal. "It bothers me […] I hope they find her."

On June 30, 2014, Denise made a few attempts to reach her daughter by phone, but she was unable to reach Neffie because her phone was turned off.

William, arrived at his cousin's home to discover a pack of Newport cigarettes, two cups of coffee, and an unopened condom on the front porch. There was a smashed loaf of bread on the front lawn and Neffie's flip-flops were by the front door.

Denise called their family members and the police.

Nefertiri nor her car, a silver 2000 Acura RL, have ever been seen again.

"I'm not giving up," her mother Denise Trader told Delaware Online in 2018. "I trust and believe she is still alive."

Nefertiri Trader is 5'6" and weighed 125 pounds when she vanished. The FBI is offering a $20,000 reward for information in the kidnapping of Nefertiri Trader. The county police are offering a $10,000 reward. County police ask for tips to be given at (302) 395-8110 or or through the department's Facebook page and through Delaware Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333 and

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