Cape May County

Body Found in NJ Woods May Be Missing Teen, Police Say

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A body found in the woods in Cape May County, New Jersey, may be that of a young woman missing since July, authorities said.

Detectives could not positively identify the remains, but evidence at the scene points to the possibility that it is 18-year-old Whitesboro resident Leila Bellamy, last seen July 14, the Middle Township Police Department said.

Leila Bellamy, sporting long, dark hair, cracks a slight smile and flashes the peace sign in a photo.
Leila Bellamy was last seen July 14, 2021, police said.

The body was discovered Wednesday in a “densely wooded area” along the 200 block of East Lena Street in the Whitesboro section of Middle Township as state police and MTPD officers conducted a follow-up search on a missing persons case, the department said.

The Southern Regional Medical Office will be charged with identifying the remains

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