A 57-year-old man has been accused of burying his daughter's remains beneath the crawl space of his former New Jersey home more than three years ago, prosecutors said.
Dennis Adler, 57, was charged Wednesday with disturbing human remains, prosecutors said. The charge came a day after police discovered the remains of his daughter, Kimberly Adler, beneath Adler's former home in Keansburg.
Keansburg police were called to the home on Campview Place Tuesday afternoon after a cleaning service working at the home called to report they had found what looked like skeletal remains.
When police got to the scene and confirmed the grisly discovery, they called the prosecutor's office and launched an investigation.
An autopsy and dental record comparison conducted Wednesday confirmed the human remains belonged to Kimberly Adler, whose last known address was the building under which she was found. A medical examiner said she likely would have been 23 years old at the time of her death.
Prosecutors say Adler had hidden his daughter’s remains within their home for a period of time in 2008 before moving them beneath the crawl space, where the bones were discovered more than three years later.
Authorities say Kimberly Adler was never reported missing. Her cause of death is under investigation.
Adler’s bail was set at $100,000. It wasn't known if he had an attorney.
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