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Body of man missing from Morris County nursing home found along I-80, no foul play suspected

PARSIPPANY-TROY HILLS, NJ (Morris County) – A 79-year-old man’s body was found along Interstate 80 after he went missing from a Parsippany-Troy Hills nursing home Friday night, according to Morris County Prosecutor Robert J. Carroll.

On February 18, at around 10:29 p.m., Parsippany police were notified by Care One Nursing Home, located at 100 Mazdabrook Road, that John Eschenbach was missing. Attempts were made by various agencies to locate Eschenbach, Carroll said.

Then on Saturday, February 19, Eschenbach was found deceased in a tree line along Interstate 80 at around 12:00 p.m., Carroll said.

“There was no indication of foul play and nothing suspicious reported,” Carroll said.

No further information was released.


Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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