Police in South Jersey on Thursday were searching for the suspect in a hunter’s stabbing and bludgeoning death at a Boy Scouts of America campsite.
Joseph Bottino, 54, of Gloucester Township, was found dead around 6:30 p.m. Wednesday from stab and blunt-force injuries near the 100 block of Watsontown-New Freedom Road, the Camden County Prosecutor’s Office said in a press release.
Family members told investigators that Bottino had been hunting in the area, as he had done “many times” before, according to the prosecutor’s office.
The area, known as the Pine Hill Scout Reservation. The Boy Scouts of America's Garden State Council calls the wooded area the closest scout campground to Philadelphia and allows scouts to take part in shooting sports, canoeing, fishing and hiking among other activities.
Anyone with information is asked to call CCPO Det. Jeremy Jankowski at 856-397-3485 or Pine Hill Police Sgt. John Field at 856-783-1589. Tips can also be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.