Body of NJ Woman Missing for Three Years Found

The body of a woman who disappeared from her New Jersey home in early 2013 was found in Burlington County last weekend, the county prosecutor said Friday.

Angelina "Angel" Cocuzza, who was 61 when she went missing Jan. 7, 2013, was found Sunday in Tabernacle by Greater Philadelphia Search and Rescue, the group told NBC10.

She disappeared from Lumberton Independent Living on Route 38 and family members said at the time that she may have intended to harm herself. Police had said she suffered from depression and other medical conditions.

"We hope that this serves to make it clear that everyone matters and we are dedicated to helping wherever circumstances allow," said Mark Hopkins, chief of Greater Philadelphia Search and Rescue. "At any given time in this country, there is a group of dedicated people out looking for someone who is missing."

The Burlington County K-9 Search and Rescue also took part in the search operation.

"The body found today was not our intended target, but was able to find closure for another family," the county search and rescue team said in a Facebook post. "Amidst a very cold, wet & rainy day, we had mutual aid from our friends at Greater Philly Search & Rescue, Tabernacle Fire, Philadelphia Search & Recovery Dogs."

Neither search teams nor state police immediately responded to requests for details about the search location.

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