TOMS RIVER – The search for a man missing for weeks has had a sad conclusion.
Wayne Kovacs, 55, of Toms River, was found dead on October 22. He had last been seen on September 23.
Detectives searched the area where he was believed to be. Detectives Tom Grosse and John Turner approached Silver Lake in Belmar. They noticed a small amount of oil in the lake and requested the New Jersey State Police Marine Unit.
The vehicle Kovacs was driving was pulled from the lake, and the body inside has been identified as him. There is a medical examiners report pending.
Police reported that there doesn’t appear to be anything suspicious about his death.
Toms River Police thanked the Belmar Police Department, New Jersey State Police, Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office, and the Middlesex County Medical Examiner’s Office for their assistance in this investigation