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Police Find Bodies of Missing NJ Couple Near Home

Police said there were no obvious signs of trauma and foul play does not appear to be involved.

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The search for a New Jersey husband and wife who went missing earlier this month came to a tragic end when a police drone discovered their bodies in a wooded area near their home. NBC10’s Ted Greenberg has the details.

What to Know

  • Police found the bodies of a New Jersey husband and wife who went missing earlier this month. 
  • The bodies of Gary Parker, 67, and his wife Lorraine Parker, 60, were discovered by a police drone on Tuesday around 1 p.m. in a wooded area approximately 200 yards from their home in the Warren Grove section of Stafford Township.
  • Police said there were no obvious signs of trauma and foul play does not appear to be involved.

Police found the bodies of a New Jersey husband and wife who went missing earlier this month. 

The bodies of Gary Parker, 67, and his wife Lorraine Parker, 60, were discovered by a police drone on Tuesday around 1 p.m. in a wooded area approximately 200 yards from their home in the Warren Grove section of Stafford Township.

Investigators said autopsies will be performed later this week though they don't believe any foul play was involved and they didn't find any obvious signs of trauma.

The Parkers were last seen on Wednesday, November 17. A neighbor then spoke with them on Sunday, November 21. The couple’s daughter then reported them missing on Monday, November 22. 

Gary Parker and Lorraine Parker.

“Everyone keeps to themselves so it's unusual that people would just disappear like that,” Bill Bennett, a neighbor, told NBC10. “This area is not that large of an area to get lost.”

Extensive and exhaustive searches over two days last week turned up no sign of the couple. However, one of the couple’s ATV quads was found with a shotgun attached to it near the back of their property. 

Police also told NBC10 they found the couple’s cell phones and credit cards inside their house. They were last used on Sunday, November 21, the last time anyone heard from the couple.