New Jersey

Police Search for Missing NJ Husband and Wife

Gary Parker and Lorraine Parker of the Warren Grove section of Stafford Township were last seen on Wednesday, November 17.

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A New Jersey community is on edge after a husband and wife were reported missing last week. NBC10’s Ted Greenberg has the latest on the investigation.

What to Know

  • Gary Parker and Lorraine Parker of the Warren Grove section of Stafford Township 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. 
  • 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. 

UPDATE: The bodies of the missing couple were found near their home Tuesday afternoon. Latest details here.

The search continues for a New Jersey husband and wife who were reported missing last week. 

Gary Parker, 67, and Lorraine Parker, 60, of the Warren Grove section of Stafford Township, 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. 

“At this point in time, we do have more questions than answers,” Stafford Township Police Captain James Vaughn said. 

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. 

“Our detective bureau and the prosecutor's office are looking through, you know, financial statements, phone records,” Captain Vaughn said. “They're interviewing family members. They're interviewing friends.”

Police are unsure if any foul play was involved in the couple’s disappearance. 

“At this point in time, we're still treating it as a missing persons case,” Captain Vaughn said. “However, our detective bureau and the prosecutor's office are investigating every angle at this point.”

If anyone has any information on the couple’s whereabouts, please call Stafford Township Police at 609-597-8581 or Detective Sergeant Neil McKenna at 609-597-1189 X8440.