Camden County Prosecutor Warren W. Faulk and Gloucester Township Police Chief Harry Earle reported an identity has been confirmed for the woman found deceased in woods off Route 42 Monday.
Dental records allowed for positive identification of the victim as Carol Reiff, a 59-year-old woman who was reported missing Friday, June 21. An autopsy performed Monday night was unable to determine a cause of death due to the body’s state of decay. Cause and manner of death are listed as “pending” at this time.
A $1,000 reward is being made available for information that would shed light on how Reiff died.
Though Reiff’s death has not been ruled a homicide by the Medical Examiner’s Office, the Prosecutor’s Office and Gloucester Township Police Department consider the inquiry into the circumstances surrounding her death as a criminal investigation. An investigator from the Camden County Prosecutor’s Office homicide unit was assigned to the case Monday, shortly after Gloucester Township and State Police officers found Reiff’s remains in woods near her Lakeview Apartments residence. Our office will conduct the investigation in collaboration with the Gloucester Township Police.
Anyone with information on this woman’s death is urged to contact Camden County Prosecutor’s Office Investigator Chuck Farrell at (856) 225-8653 or Gloucester Township Police Detective Bill Westphal at (856) 228-4500.
Information may also be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or sent anonymously to the GTPD Anonymous Crime Tip Line: 856-842-5560.
To send an Anonymous Tip via Text Message to Gloucester Township Police, text the keyword GLOTWP and your tip message to 847411 (tip411). You may also click here to access our Anonymous Web Tip page:http://www.citizenobserver.com/cov6/app/webTipForm.html?id=7510
The reward money is being administered by the Citizens Crime Commission and anonymous tipsters will be eligible to receive the reward if they call through that organization’s tip line at (215) 546-TIPS.