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Developmentally Disabled Mays Landing Man Who Ran Away from Facility, Found Dead

Mays Landing Vineland

Officials today confirmed that the man found dead Wednesday in a retention pond is the 28-year-old Mays Landing man reported missing December 10th.

According to authorities, on Dec. 26th, Robert Nicholson IV, 28, of Mays Landing, was located deceased on the property of 3001 East Chestnut Avenue. Officials say Nicholson was located near a retention pond by a landscaper. He was pronounced deceased at 4:10 p.m.

Police say there were no signs of trauma and the investigation is pending the results of the final autopsy. Notification was made to the next of kin. 

According to authorities, Nicholson was reported missing on December 10th from 1200 Southwest Boulevard (REM NJ), after he ran away from the facility.

Police say Nicholson’s clothes matched what he was last seen wearing the day he went missing.