On Saturday, the Washington Township police identified the remains of a New Jersey man who has been missing since 2012.
Michael R. Miller, 62, was reported missing by his landlord when he had not paid his rent for several months. Investigators found that Miller, who had lived alone since September 2012, had not been seen or heard from in over two months. His car was parked at the Washington Way Apartment complex where he lived and his cellphone was in his apartment.
Although a search was conducted inside his apartment and police located his car in the parking lot of the complex, evidently there was no search done in the immediate area as Miller was found in a wooded area behind his own apartment complex on Barnsboro Road by a man passing through the area on Friday.
Police were able to identify the remains by the jewelry and have not ruled out homicide or suicide, and a autopsy is pending.
Miller is survived by his son who lives in Woodlynne and his sister in Arizona. Miller was divorced and lived alone at the time of his disappearance although he had previously live with his son and a friend of his son, said Gloucester County Prosecutor's Office spokesman Bernie Weisenfeld.