Body Found Off The Jersey Shore Identified

Kiariff Alston (Photo courtesy Glen Rock Police)

  BARNEGAT LIGHT – A body that was found last week in the ocean off the Jersey Shore has been identified as a Bergen County man who was missing for four days, police said.

  According to police, Kiariff Alston, 26, of Glen Rock left his home on October 10 to buy gas before going to work at a Home Depot store in Paterson. The next day, Alston’s family reported him missing when they heard he never made it to his job.

  During investigation, Glen Rock police were able to track Alston’s car to Seaside Heights. Around 5:30 p.m. on October 14, the Coast Guard reported a possible body in the ocean.

  Officials states that Alston was found two miles off the coast of Island Beach State Park and was wearing scuba gear when his body was recovered.

  At this time, the Ocean County medical examiner’s office is conducting an autopsy and Alston’s death remains under investigation.