STAFFORD — After more than 100 people searched the woods Wednesday near Lorraine and Gary Parker's Warren Grove home without finding them, the Stafford Police Department handed the case to its detectives and the Ocean County Prosecutor's Office.
Stafford police announced that development Wednesday afternoon after they wrapped up the second day of searching.
Earlier in the day, police released more details on the missing married couple.
An ATV owned by the couple was located Tuesday, their daughter reported on Facebook and the police confirmed.
"As of 8 am my parents quad has been found along with my fathers shotgun which was strapped to it. Still no sign of either of my parents", Lindsay Parker wrote.
The police added that the ATV was discovered near the couple's home and have confirmed there was only one quad involved.
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Gary Parker, 67, and Lorraine, 60, were last seen on Nov. 17, although a neighbor reported speaking to Lorraine Parker over the past weekend, Capt. James Vaughn of the Stafford Township Police Department said.
Attempts to reach Lindsay Parker have not been successful.
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This article originally appeared on Asbury Park Press: Missing Stafford NJ couple case handed to detectives, prosecutor