July 19, 2012 | Updated:
, Thu Jul 19, 2012.
By Matt Chiappardi Staff writer |
Authorities were able to determine that the body was male, but have not been able to make any other identification Wednesday.
How the man died or ended up in the lake, which stretches into Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, remained a mystery.
Police said they have no open homicide or missing-person cases that might explain why the body showed up in the
“It’s like trying to find a needle in a haystack,” said Lt. Ron Kreig, spokesman for the township Police Department.
The Burlington County Medical Examiner’s Office began performing an autopsy Wednesday, but the results were not immediately available.
The body was recovered Tuesday after two kayakers reported seeing what they thought was a head in the lake near a dam by
Road about ,
But authorities soon realized it was an entire body floating in the water. It had been there for some time.
The state of decomposition made a quick identification impossible. Authorities were not even able to determine the gender Tuesday night, police said.
They also could not figure out how long the body had been there or where it came from.
The same questions remain for a different body found in the woods in the township in June.
In that case, two motorcycle riders found the corpse along a trail near
Quail Run Road,
but police were not able to identify it because it was in “an advanced state of
Authorities said Wednesday that the results of the autopsy in that case are still pending.
If either incident is confirmed to be a homicide, it would be the first this year in
. Burlington County
It also would be the first in the township since 2009, when a 28-year-old man was shot and killed outside the Pine Village Motel on
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How the man died and when he ended up in the lake that stretches all the way into Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst was also not known Wednesday.
That information may have to wait until an autopsy is completed by the Burlington County Medical Examiner's Office, authorities said.
Two kayakers reported seeing what they thought was a head in the lake near the dam by
about , police said.
When authorities got to the lake, they found it was an entire body that had been in the water for some time.
The incident remained under investigation Wednesday by both police and the Burlington County Prosecutor’s Office.
This is the second decomposed body in as many months found in the township.
On June 17, two motorcycle riders found a body along a trail in the woods near
Quail Run Road.
In that case too, authorities could not identify it because of the
A cause of death has not yet been released in that case, but if either is confirmed to be a homicide it would be the first this year in
It also would be the first in the township since 2009, when a 28-year-old man was shot and killed outside of the Pine Village Motel on
Authorities ID body found in southern NJ lake
The Associated Press
Jul. 21, 2012 -
The Burlington County Medical Examiner's Office has ruled that Miller's death was an accidental drowning. They said there were no signs of foul play.
Further details have not been disclosed.
TWP. — A
body was found floating in
just off Mirror Lake Clubhouse Road by
a group of kayakers Tuesday night, police dispatch confirmed.
According preliminary reports, the unidentified body was found about The exact location of the call was
170 Clubhouse Road.
Police here Friday said they have identified the body found in earlier this week as that of township
resident Victor Miller, 37. Mirror
Miller’s body was discovered Tuesday about by two kayakers near the beach dock by
Police said foul play is not suspected in Miller’s death, which was ruled an accidental drowning by the Burlington County Medical Examiner’s Office.
Officials said they are still trying to determine when Miller died and how long his body had been in the water before it was discovered.
Police are asking anyone with information about the incident to call (609) 894-3308, or the confidential tip line at (609) 894-3352.