Middletown Police are awaiting the Medical Examiner report on a body found floating in the water at Shadow Lake on Thursday afternoon.

Two witnesses told police that they were fishing in the lake when they saw a body near the water's edge on the south side of the lake.

Police then arranged for the body to be removed from the water with the help of Brevent Fire Company.

The Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office and the Middlesex County Medical Examiner’s Office then responded to the scene.

The identification of the deceased is still undetermined, pending the conclusion of the Medical Examiner’s investigation.

Middletown Police, New Jersey State Police Missing Persons Unit, New Jersey State Police Search and Rescue Unit, as well as volunteers with the Search and Rescue Council of New Jersey, Monmouth County Sheriff’s Office, and the Middletown Fire Department had recently conducted a search at Shadow Lake in hopes of finding a missing person identified as Mary Silengo, 62, who resides in the Shadow Lake Village community.

Mary Silengo, 62, of Middletown. (New Jersey State Police)
Mary Silengo, 62, of Middletown. (New Jersey State Police)

That investigation is still active police said despite the close proximity of the two incidents.

Anyone with information about Mary Silengo is asked to contact Detective Keith Hirschbein at (732) 615-2120.


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