On January 19, 2006, Carla Vicentini arrived in the United States from Brazil on an exchange program. Soon after her arrival in the United States, she began working at a White Castle restaurant in Ledgewood, New Jersey.
At first she lived at the Roxbury Motel in Ledgewood then moved with a roommate to an apartment in Newark .
During the early morning hours of February 10, 2006, Vicentini visited her roommate at Adega Bar and Grill in Newark, where she worked as a waitress. At approximately 2:30 a.m., she left the bar with an unidentified white male she met in the lounge of Adega Bar and Grill. Vicentini told her roommate she was going to look at a photograph in the man’s car and would meet her at their apartment a few blocks away. Vicentini was never seen or heard from again.
Vicentini is a native of Brazil and speaks Portuguese and limited English. The individual she left the bar with is described as a white male of unknown nationality, 5-foot-8 inches tall, 200 pounds with a stocky build, and approximately 30 years old. He is further described as having a fair complexion, light eyes, and salt and pepper short hair.
A combination of media publicity, digital billboards, and the use of social media will be utilized to publicize the new reward being offered. Digital billboard space across the Newark area and her photo will be sent out on various social media platforms, including Facebook and Twitter.
On the ninth anniversary of Carla’s disappearance, the FBI in Newark is offering a reward of up to $20,000 for information leading to her location or information leading to the identity of the person(s) involved in her disappearance.
Anyone with information about the disappearance of Carla Vicentini is urged to call the Newark FBI at 973-792-3000.