Cory McFadden, the Cape May postal worker who had been missing since late April is dead. His body was found and identified by his family, according to a message posted on social media Saturday.

Sadly, the search is over as Corey’s body has been found and identified. Since this is an active investigation, there are no further details that can be shared. The family will make a statement when appropriate and requests that you respect their privacy during this troubling time.
The McFadden family would again like to express their sincere gratitude TO EVERYONE for all of the love, help and support they’ve received in trying to find Corey. Please keep them in your prayers!

McFadden last had contact with his family on Friday, April 28. Sometime later that weekend he left his home in Villas, Lower Township, and drove up the Garden State Parkway. He left his wallet and his cell phone behind in his home.

Cory's father said earlier this month he believes his son was traveling somewhere because he was upset about a conflict that happened at work.

“He was not in the right frame of mind at the time,” his father said. “He’s an emotional kid.”

Police found his car on Sunday, April 30, 2023, at 11:15 AM at mile marker 96.4  on the side of the Parkway with the keys still in it, but Corey was gone.

Wall Township Police and New Jersey State Police searched the area surrounding McFadden's car with detection dogs but could not find him. Heavy rain that weekend made picking up a scent almost impossible.

Later that night, Corey had a brief interaction with a police officer in Manasquan, about five miles south of Wall. The officer's body-worn camera captured the conversation with McFadden, who was using the alias "Corey Samuels," police said.

Since then, police in Monmouth County and Lower Township had continued searching for Corey, and friends and family went to great lengths to try to locate him without any luck.

This news was not what anyone wanted to hear about Corey McFadden, but it does give his distraught family some closure. Our condolences.

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