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Police Release Sketch Of Man Found Dead In Stafford Forge Wildlife Area

The Toms River Police Department today assisted the investigation by creating a sketch of the man for distribution

Police release sketch of man found in Stafford Forge Wildlife Management Area.
Police release sketch of man found in Stafford Forge Wildlife Management Area.
An investigation continues into the suspicious death of an unidentified man found in the Stafford Forge State Forest Thursday by two people walking a dog.

The man had no identification and troopers are seeking the public's assistance to identify him. The Toms River Police Department today assisted the investigation by creating a sketch of the man for distribution.

There was no obvious signs of trauma. An autopsy was performed yesterday, but the cause and manner of death have not yet been determined.

The man had no identification and troopers are seeking the public's assistance to identify him. The Toms River Police Department today assisted the investigation by creating a sketch of the man for distribution.

Barnett Zeldin, a 74-year-old Mays Landing man, was reported missing by family and friends on Oct. 7. He told them he was going hunting, State Police have said.

There's no immediate indication it's the missing person, police said.

State Police are waiting for the results of the autopsy, which was done yesterday, he said.

He is described as between 5-05 and 5-08 tall, and between 130 and 165 pounds.  The man is believed to be of Hispanic heritage and may be between 50 to 60 years of age, police said.

Any information to aid this investigation can be called in - even anonymously - to Det. Sgt. Simonson at Tuckerton State Police Station at 609-296-3132. The investigation is being assisted by Troop C Criminal Investigation Office, State Police Major Crimes Unit, and the Ocean County Prosecutor's Office.


Gino De Lucia December 20, 2013 at 07:12 PM
Why don't they search the fingerprints & dental databases?
bob December 20, 2013 at 07:14 PM
I'm sure they will, give them a chance.
barbara December 20, 2013 at 07:33 PM
Sad, will share.......
Bellanessa December 21, 2013 at 08:16 AM
sometimes a body is so decomposed you can't get fingerprints, and if there is no dental match in the database, they reach out to the public.
Halpha2 December 21, 2013 at 08:25 AM
Colonel Sanders??

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