Law enforcement is investigating the homicide of an Egg Harbor Township man who had been missing since 2014 before his remains were recovered in January of this year, Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon G. Tyner announced.
According to authorities, on January 25, 2017, Egg Harbor Township police members of the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes and Forensic Units, and staff of the New Jersey State Southern Regional Medical Examiner’s Office responded to a lot adjacent to the Atlantic County Utilities Authority on Doughty Road, Egg Harbor Township, to investigate the discovery of human remains located on the property.
On February 2, 2017, the NJ State Medical Examiner’s Office positively identified the dead person as Barry S. Brown, male, 55, of English Creek Avenue, Egg Harbor Township. Next of kin were notified.
Brown had been a reported missing person since October 7, 2014. The missing person case was under investigation by the Egg Harbor Township Police Department and the New Jersey State Police Missing Person Unit, and Brown had been entered and searched for by law enforcement in the U.S. Department of Justice TRAK system, the National Missing and Unidentified Persons System, and the FBI’s National Crime Information Center’s database.
In April 2017, forensic analysis performed by the Southern Regional Medical Examiner’s Office determined that the manner of death was homicide.
Detectives of the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit and the Egg Harbor Township Police Department continue the investigation.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit at 609-909-7666.
Witnesses may also contact the Egg Harbor Township Police Department Investigations Division at (609)- 927-5200.