NEW JERSEY — Officials on Monday confirmed that a body found in Old Bridge, New Jersey on Sunday afternoon is sadly that of missing woman Stephanie Parze.
The Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office confirmed the tragic news on Twitter.
“It is with great sadness we announce that Stephanie Parze’s remains were recovered yesterday in Old Bridge,” the tweet reads. “The ME confirmed her identity this morning.”
Parze’s body was found around 2:45 p.m. Sunday in a wooded area off Route 9, just south of Old Mill Road, police said.
The 25-year-old Freehold woman had been missing for nearly three months after she vanished on Halloween eve.
It is with great sadness we announce that Stephanie Parze’s remains were recovered yesterday in Old Bridge. The ME confirmed her identity this morning. MCPO will hold a brief press conference later today. Thanks to @MCProsecutor and @oldbridgepd for great teamwork on this matter.— Monmouth Prosecutor (@MonCoProsecutor) January 27, 2020