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Malayasia Saunders was last seen shopping at Fairway Market

15-year-old girl vanished in Red Hook

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A Red Hook teen went missing from the grocery store just two blocks from her brownstone home on Feb. 3, cops said.

Malayasia Saunders, 15, was last seen shopping at Fairway Market on Van Brunt Street around 8:50 pm, according to police. Saunders is 5-feet, 5-inches tall and weighs 125 pounds. She was last seen wearing camouflage pants, a green army jacket, and a dark blue, hooded sweatshirt.

Anyone with information on her whereabouts should call police at (800) 577–8477.

Reach reporter Megan Riesz at mriesz@cnglocal.com or by calling (718) 260-4505. Follow her on Twitter @meganriesz.
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concerned from Red Hook says:
There's too much chaos down there by Fairway and all those new hipster joints, too many people jammed up in one place. A perfect place for criminal activity and predators of the like.

Our hearts go out to Malayasia and her family and we wish her safe return.
Feb. 11, 2014, 10:08 am
Joey from Clinton Hills says:
Do they really have "brownstones" in Red Hook, or does the reporter lazily call all townhouses "brownstones"?
Feb. 11, 2014, 6:47 pm
Nathan Tempey (Brooklyn Paper) says:
Saunders' home address is a brownstone.
Feb. 11, 2014, 7:24 pm
shampoo from red hook says:
Are you serious a girl goes missing and the only thing a person can say is something stupid like is there really brown stones in red hook smh some ppl are so childish I pray for her say return and that this madness stop
Feb. 12, 2014, 7:18 am
Taty from Red Hook says:
God Bless. Hope she's found safely.
Feb. 12, 2014, 9:39 am
Ebony from Long Island City says:
I'm from Red Hook and it saddens me that all these children keep coming up missing. There are A LOT of pedophiles out there in Red Hook.. the police should check those ppl who have history of harm towards defenseless children and parents need to keep a tighter grip on their children whether their old enough to go out alone or not. Praying for Malaysia safe return home.. May God be with u baby girl.
Feb. 12, 2014, 10:28 am
Mary M from North Carolina says:
I am 53 years old and have family still in Red
Hook. It used to be such a beautiful place with lots of transformations over the years....What a shame it has become! I pray for her safe return and wish the family well. Blessings from Above.
Feb. 12, 2014, 11:18 am
Latoya Cuttino from Bedstuy says:
Praying for Malayasia's safe return, and also praying for ignorant folks who need to be on the fourth floor..smh
Feb. 12, 2014, 12:17 pm
Monique from Red Hook says:
What difference does it make if there are brownstones in RH or not? A child is missing. Regardless of then (brownstones) being there or a reporter being lazy. A 15 year of girl has vanished. That's the main factor! Smh @ ppl. We have to do better. Praying for Malaysia & her family,for her safe return
Feb. 12, 2014, 12:41 pm
Monique from Red Hook says:
**Them
Feb. 12, 2014, 12:42 pm
Jasmine from Flatbush says:
I lived in red hook for 24 years that so Krazy that she missing in all years I was there ain't never heard one story now they built all these new places and stuff back there but u can't blame that u just had to have a watchful eye no matter where u go hope she is safely founded
Feb. 12, 2014, 2:27 pm
Andrea from east new york says:
I hope shes found safely to her family
Feb. 12, 2014, 2:53 pm
Concerned from New Jersey says:
I was raises in RH and still have famiky there. My heart goes out ti her family. Im praying for her safe return home and that no harm has come to her. And praying for her family's strength. To the ignorant "Joey from Clinton Hills"...someone's precious child is missing and your only concern is whether the reporter was accurate in his description of her home. Get a life. If you don't have anything nice to say or offering help to find this poor child, save your idiotic remarks!!
Feb. 12, 2014, 3:02 pm
Concerned from New Jersey says:
Please excuse my typos^^^^
Feb. 12, 2014, 3:03 pm
diane from parkslope says:
God bless her and the family ... im going to repost this , on facebook hey everyone should u never know it may help . .
Feb. 12, 2014, 9:58 pm
diane from parkslope says:
Please keep us updated ..
Feb. 12, 2014, 9:59 pm
michelle from staten island says:
My prayers go out to her family...
Feb. 12, 2014, 10:16 pm
Nicky from Park slope says:
The girl is alive and well, she's a runaway ... I have a family member of Hers on my Facebook, she thinks it's funny people are looking for her
Feb. 12, 2014, 11:42 pm
Henry from Red hook still says:
God bless hope all be well
Feb. 13, 2014, 12:44 am
D from Redhook originally says:
I am a close family friend she is missing but at 15 if she has runaway she is still a child whose family is very concerned for her welfare. Do not discredit her disappearance as a product of bad parenting because you do not know her background. Her family is searching for her and so are the police if anybody has any information that is relevant please inform the police.
Feb. 13, 2014, 11:37 am
cheryl from long island says:
i lived in red hookma long time bfore all these new things there bringing in and back then no one went missing now when its supposedly better due to the new contruction and things of that sort bad things start to happenand to a hole who said about brown stone red hook is a beautiful place there maybe alot going on but when something use to happen to one of ours we all got together with food money or whatever maybe that went on so before u open ur mouths know the real story
Feb. 13, 2014, 11:51 am
Beverly says:
Wow Cheryl, is that English? I guess it's true, Red Hook people are kind of dumb.
Feb. 13, 2014, 12:47 pm
NYPD from NY says:
Check swampyankee's basement/bedroom at his mother's apartment.
Feb. 14, 2014, 12:21 pm
Special Lady from Harlem says:
I lived in RH for many years and it saddens me, no where you are from someone child sister cousin friend is missing and really that's what really matters....praying for her safe return home.
Feb. 14, 2014, 5:03 pm
resident from Red Hook says:
If people from Red Hook are dumb, then so are people named Beverly. How ignorant you are to make fun of someone's education or lack there of. You can be smart an uneducated just as you can be educated and ignorant as in the case of Beverly.

Malaysia- fight to get home cause there's no place like home - it's not about where it is, it's about what it is - yours!
Feb. 15, 2014, 1:09 am
Diane Carter from Red Hook says:
STILL MISSING AS OF 2/16/14. Please share!
Feb. 16, 2014, 11:52 pm
Jennifer from Redhook says:
Can't believe this girl is missing what is going on in this world,you have to watch your every move.Praying for her family and her safe return home.
Feb. 17, 2014, 2:53 am
Concerned parent from From Gowanus says:
I hope and pray that Malaysia is brought home in the same order that she left. I have a daughter who goes to school in rh. It's scary. I walk in faith not by sight is how I get thru this. To the family please check all her friends in and out of the area. put another photo up please. Praying for n with you. Put it in the daily news as well n TV news...
Feb. 18, 2014, 10:10 am

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