Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Body Floating in Hammonton Lake Identified as Man from Waterford

HAMMONTON – The body of a Waterford man was discovered in Hammonton Lake yesterday morning, Acting Atlantic County Prosecutor Jim McClain announced.
On Monday, Sept. 16, the Hammonton Police Department and the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crime Unit responded to Hammonton Lake located off of Route 30 in regards to a body found floating in the lake.

The Medical Examiner’s Office also responded to the scene and took custody of the body. The decedent has been positively identified as Charles J. Carley, 45.
Next of kin have been notified. An autopsy completed today ruled the preliminary cause of death as drowning.
Anyone with information pertaining to this death is asked to call Major Crimes at 609- 909-7800 or the Hammonton Police Department at 609-567-4300.
Anyone with information involving serious crimes is asked to call the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office at 609-909-7800 or go to the Prosecutor’s Office Web site at and provide information by filling out the form anonymously on the Submit a Tip page. People can also call Crime Stoppers at 609-652-1234 or 1-800-658-8477 (TIPS) or visit the Crime Stoppers Website at Crime Stoppers offers cash rewards for information leading to the arrest and indictment of those who commit crimes in Atlantic County.


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