Friends create Facebook page and expand search to Jersey shore for missing Jersey City mom Randy ‘Amanda’ Lehrer

JERSEY CITY AND BEYOND — New mom Randy “Amanda” Lehrer, 32, has been missing since Aug. 13, and friends are concerned that the recent hurricane swept away many of her “missing” posters. They plan to distribute new ones and also have set up a Facebook page here.
“Our main priority is getting volunteers to help in canvassing in Toms River and Sea Side Heights where Amanda frequented,” said one friend on Wednesday. “I sent the fliers to the Seaside Heights PD and they posted a bulletin. Our main concentration is Toms River.”
Lehrer, the mother of a 10-month old girl, was reported missing by her husband, Steven Acuna, who told police that she left following an argument. However, he has been uncooperative and refuses to talk to police without a lawyer, police say.
Co-workers at Tommy’s Restaurant on Central Avenue in Jersey City, where Lehrer was a waitress, told the press that she hadn’t ever missed work except when she gave birth to her daughter. But she has not shown up for work for more than two weeks. Friends say she would never have left her 10-month-old daughter.
Lehrer’s family recently came down from Canada to help search for her.
Dogs checked out the family’s home and could not find evidence of foul play there, police have said.
Lehrer is 5-foot-2, 145 lbs., with brown hair and brown eyes and a fair complexion. Her right shoulder bears a tattoo that reads “Laugh Now Cry Later.” She was last seen publicly around 2 p.m. on Aug. 12 after leaving her waitress job at Tommy’s.
Detective Cesar Camacho said the N.J. State Police missing persons unit joined the search the day after Amanda was reported missing.
According to police, a background check of Acuna revealed an outstanding arrest warrant from Union City. He was arrested and posted bail, police said.

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