Shore Man Accused of Hiding Dead Daughter’s Body Awaits Trial
The father of a woman whose remains were found under their Keansburg house in April now heads for trial on charges related to the grisly case.
In Freehold today, Dennis Adler, 57, was indicted on counts of disturbing human remains, hindering prosecution and obstructing the administration of justice.
Kimberley Adler's skeletal parts were found by a cleaning crew hired to prepare the house for foreclosure. Investigators say the pieces were found in a crawl space under the Campview Place dwelling.
Authorities estimate that she died in summer 2008, several months short of her 24th birthday that December. The cause and manner of her death are still undetermined.
Local and Monmouth County investigators claim that Adler moved his daughter's remains to four separate spots between 2008 and 2012, and hiding her death from family members and friends who assumed she was missing.
Authorities also contend that Adler lied to investigators about his daughter's whereabouts during several conversations.
Adler has been in the Monmouth County Correctional Institution since his April 4 arrest, in lieu of $100,000 bail. He was given no option of gaining release by paying 10 percent of the sum.
The second-degree crime of disturbing human remains carries a possible prison term of up to 10 years. Hindering prosecution is a third-degree offense with a maximum five-year prison term on conviction. Obstruction, a fourth-degree crime, has a potential 18-month sentence attached.