STAFFORD — Police continued their search Wednesday for an Ocean County couple last seen on Monday, who had headed into the woods of the Pine Barrens to ride an ATV.

Gary Parker, 67, and his wife, Lorraine Parker, 60, of the Warren Grove section of Stafford, never returned, police said.

Stafford police warned deer hunters to be "extremely vigilant," as more than 100 trained searchers were looking in the thickly wooded area near Routes 72 and 539. The grid search also involved ATVs, K9 dogs, drones, and air support.

Volunteers were not needed to help, police said.

The couple's adult daughter, Lindsay Parker, said on her personal Facebook page that police located her parent's quad-style ATV in a field on Tuesday with her father's shotgun still strapped to it.

Stafford police on Wednesday morning did not immediately respond to New Jersey 101.5's request for more information.

Anyone with potential information on the couple's location can contact the Stafford Township Police Department at 609-597-8581.

Contact reporter Dan Alexander at or via Twitter @DanAlexanderNJ

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