Barnegat Township Police are asking for your help and assistance in trying to find a missing person.

It's been reported by Barnegat Police that 82-year-old Leslie Shaffer was last seen on Tuesday afternoon around 4:15 pm and could be in the Cloverdale Park or Nautilus Drive area of the township.

This is the time as well where Barnegat Township Police issued a nixle alert about police activity in the area as the search and investigation began there.

(Photo Courtesy: Barnegat Township Police Department)
(Photo Courtesy: Barnegat Township Police Department)

Shaffer is 6'1, 162 lbs and may be wearing a gray sweatshirt and walking on foot.

Police said Shaffer suffers from a cognitive impairment.

If you have any information including on possible whereabouts for where Leslie Shaffer could be, you're asked to call Barnegat Police at 609-698-5000.

(Photo: Vin Ebenau, Townsquare Media NJ)
(Photo: Vin Ebenau, Townsquare Media NJ)

You can also contact Barnegat Township Police on their website and/or their Facebook page as well.

As information continues to be gathered and developed in this case of the missing person, Leslie Shaffer, it brings up the similar cases to this one in the past in Ocean County and across New Jersey.

There have been cases where local police have issued quick alerts for a missing juvenile or adult and thanks to the publics help, your help many of these individuals were found quickly and returned home.

Your help is needed here to help bring Leslie Shaffer back home.

UPDATE: Barnegat Police said in an announcement on Wednesday afternoon that Leslie Shaffer has been found and that "more information to follow."

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