Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Authorities say Nycal Velasquez’s body came ashore in Edgewater.
Police in Bergen County have identified a body discovered over the weekend as 21-year-old Bloomfield resident Nycal Velasquez. Police had been searching for the 21-year-old Bloomfield resident since his abandoned car, which reportedly contained a suicide note, was found in Fort Lee in late March. The Bergen County Medical Examiner's Office determined that a body that washed ashore at an Edgewater construction site was Velasquez, according to an NJ.com report. Edgewater police have not released an exact cause of death has not been released, but believe suicide is the likely cause. Velasquez’s disappearance caused an outpouring of grief and concern by family members and friends, many of whom took to social media to aid their search.
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Nycal Velasquez last seen in Fort Lee.
Police and concerned friends and family of a missing 21-year-old Bloomfield resident are asking for the public’s help after his abandoned car was found in Fort Lee and reportedly contained a suicide note. Bloomfield police said the department started investigating Nycal Velasquez’s disappearance after Palisades Interstate Parkway Police found his family’s car in Fort Lee Historical Park on March 30. The car was missing since 3 that morning. Alberto Velasquez, Velasquez’s father, told investigators he had been attempting to contact his son all day with no success. Velasquez has a cell phone and a laptop computer, both of which are believed to be powered off. The Palisades Parkway Police, Bergen County Police and Port Authority conducted an …
Wednesday, January 2, 2013
William Culbertson, 22, was last heard from on Dec. 12. He has an apartment in Verona and has family in Montclair.
A Verona man, last heard from by his Montclair parents on Dec. 12, has been reported missing, according to police. William Culbertson, 22, is described as being white, 6-foot, 3-inches tall, about 275 lbs., and has blond hair and blue eyes. Janet Lee, his mother, said Culbertson grew up in Montclair and moved into the Verona apartment about a year ago. “I think it is best to let the police handle the investigation the way they like,” said Lee. “It’s probably best I don’t say too much.” Culbertson currently lives a small three-story apartment building on Montrose Avenue in Verona. Verona Police have been distributing fliers around the township with his photo on them. Culbertson is known to frequent Panera Bread in Montclair where he …
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Ocean, NJ man was found Sunday afternoon naked, covered in mud and wandering through the woods in Mahwah
Mahwah police have identified a man who was found wandering through the woods in Mahwah naked and covered in mud Sunday afternoon, Mahwah Police James Batelli said Monday afternoon. Police say the mystery wanderer is Russell J. Cox, 36, of Ocean, NJ. According to Batelli, the Mahwah PD received a call at about 12:30 p.m. Monday from a man who recognized Cox from “past associations.” The caller recognized Cox’s face, and “distinct tattoos on his back and arm,” Batelli said. Police were able to confirm the caller’s identification through his driver’s license photo and the Motor Vehicle Commission, Batelli said. Police have contacted family members who agreed to meet with physicians currently treating Cox at Bergen Regional Medical Center, …
Monday, June 25, 2012
Police are calling for help from New Jersey residents to help identify a man found on Sunday, wandering alone and naked in the woods covered in mud, near Route 202.
New Jersey police are trying to find out what happened to a man found wandering naked in the woods yesterday, apparently suffering from amnesia. As reported by Mahwah Patch, at approximately noon on Sunday the Mahwah Police received a 911 call regarding a naked man in the wooded area off of Route 202 near the Route 17 southbound ramp. Responding officers located the above pictured individual, who was covered in mud and walking through the woods. After claiming he did not know his name, where he was or where he came from, the man was transported to Bergen Regional Medical Center for evaluation. There were no signs of any head trauma or injuries that could account for his memory loss, according to the police report. Officials believe a …