MONMOUTH COUNTY, N.J. (CBS) – A Monmouth County man is facing three charges after allegedly distributing the remains of his dead daughter’s body.
Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni announced Wednesday that a Monmouth County Grand Jury returned a three-count indictment charging 57-year-old Dennis Adler with distributing human remains, hindering prosecution and obstructing the administration of justice.
Adler was arrested on April 4, 2012 when individuals hired to clean out a residence at 45A Campview Place in Keansburg discovered human skeletal remains beneath a crawl space a day earlier.
Investigations later identified the remains as those of Mr. Adler’s daughter, Kimberly Adler, who had formerly lived at 45 Campview Place. Officials believe Ms. Adler died during the summer of 2008 when she was 23-years-old.
Though the cause and manner of Ms. Adler’s death is still unknown, investigations revealed that Mr. Adler had moved his daughter’s remains to four different locations over the last four years.
Mr. Adler hid this information from family members and friends who believed Ms. Adler to be missing. He also gave false information regarding his daughter’s whereabouts to police officials on multiple occasions.
Mr. Adler faces up to almost 17 years in prison if convicted of all charges. He is currently detained at the Monmouth County Correctional Institution in lieu of bail set at $100,000.