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UPDATE: Skeletal Remains Located in State Forest Identified as Missing New Jersey Man

Waterford Township

Remains found in Waterford Township were identified as Cherry Hill's missing person Mr. Peter Meyers.

According to a statement released by police, Meyers was reported missing to the Cherry Hill Police Department by family members on June 7th, 2022. 

Police say before receiving the report, Meyers' vehicle was found abandoned on a dirt access road leading to a Waterford Township section of Wharton State Forest.

In June and July, the Cherry Hill Police Department and the New Jersey State Park Police teamed with the New Jersey State Police Missing Persons Unit, the Camden County Search and Rescue Team, and the Waterford Township Police Department to conduct extensive searches of dense woodland areas within Wharton State Forest.

No signs of Peter Meyers or clues as to his whereabouts were located.   

Officials said on Tuesday, October 4th, 2022, a man hunting in a remote section of Wharton State Forest observed what appeared to be human skeletal remains and contacted the Waterford Township Police Department.

Authorities later identified the remains as those of Peter Meyers, 68. 

A cause of death has yet to be determined, and the investigation into his death is ongoing.   

Anyone having information about Peter Meyers or the circumstances surrounding his disappearance and death is asked to call the New Jersey State Park Police at (877) 927-6337 or Detective Chris Hendy of the Cherry Hill Police Department at (856) 488-8826

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