- Malathi Kanche, 46, of Raritan was driving with her daughter when her car flooded on Route 22 in Bridgewater.
Family and friends are frantically searching for an Indian American woman from New Jersey who is reportedly missing, after being caught in the storm that ravaged the northeast. Malathi Kanche, 46, of Raritan was driving back from Rutgers University with her daughter on Sept. 1, when her car got stuck in flash floodwaters.
Kanche was on Route 22 in Bridgewater at the time, Kanche’s family member Mansi told Bridgewater Patch. The mother-daughter duo was in the front of a Lexus dealership, and they decided to get out of the car.
Kanche’s daughter swam to the dealership and was rescued, Mansi said. However, Kanche did not know to swim and was last seen near the dealership.
Social media is inundated with posts urging people with any knowledge of this incident to reach out to Kanche’s family members. Additionally, posts warned of fake WhatsApp forwards claiming Kanche was electrocuted and is no more.
Kanche is described as being 5-foot-three-inches tall, weighing 110 pounds and having brown eyes and light brown hair. She was last seen wearing jeans and a blacktop.
Anyone with information should call Mansi at 732-654-7701.