As of Monday, 36 year old Newburgh resident Jessica Lopez has been missing now for 22 days. Since taking over the investigation from the City of Newburgh Police, the New Windsor Police Department has focused intensely on this investigation. It has been the department’s top priority since we learned about the suspicious nature surrounding Jessica’s disappearance. To date, Jessica has not contacted any of her family or friends and she still has not used her cell phone or any of her credit cards.
The New Windsor Police, along with many of law enforcement partners, have been searching dozens of areas for any clues or evidence in relation to Jessica’s whereabouts. On a daily basis, the NW Police Department has been coordinating teams of federal, state and local police officers in searching these areas on foot. As part of these searches, we have used law enforcement resources including: fixed wing and helicopter aviation from the NYSP, drone aviation and watercraft from the NYSP and the NYS DEC, scuba divers from the NYSP, various police agency canines, ATV’s and even metal detectors. We will be conducting more searches today and into the weekend. Time has been very important in this investigation from the very start and that continues to hold true.
While all this has been happening, dozens of investigators have been following up on more than 350 leads. These investigators have been working very hard doing things such as conducting interviews, collecting and reviewing security video, and analyzing the information that has come in.
New Windsor Police Chief Robert Doss states, “I have witnessed the investigators incredible dedication, teamwork and focus in this case and I can assure you that they are doing everything they possibly can for Jessica and her family.” These investigators are exploring all possibilities as to where Jessica could be and what exactly happened on November 3rd. Chief Doss states, “We have learned that Jessica was with a known acquaintance of hers at the Windsor Motel on November 3rd and we are exploring the possibility that her disappearance is domestic related.”
The New Windsor Police Department wants to thank the community for all of their help in this investigation and for all the concern and support they have shown for Jessica and her family.
The New Windsor Police Department would also like to thank all of our Law Enforcement partners for their vital assistance in this investigation. This includes the New York State Police, the FBI Safe Streets Task Force, the Town of Newburgh Police, the NYS DEC, the Hudson Valley Crime Analysis Center, the OC District Attorney’s Office and the City of Newburgh Police.