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Roxbury Police ask hunters to check trail cameras for missing 46-year-old woman

ROXBURY TOWNSHIP, NJ (Morris County) – Roxbury Police are asking hunters in a specific area of Roxbury Township to check their trail cameras for any trace of Lara Emanuele, who has been missing since Wednesday.

The department requested any hunters who have trail cameras in the Berkshire Valley State Wildlife Management Area to review them to determine if the camera recorded anyone on Wednesday, June 7 till present. Any hunters with information should contact the Roxbury Police Department at 973-448-2100 or Det. Gaboda at

Lara Emanuele of Roxbury Township was last seen in Roxbury on Wednesday, June 7 and her vehicle was located at the Holiday Inn Express on Howard Boulevard the morning of June 8, according to Morris County Prosecutor Robert J. Carroll.

Emanuel is a white female, 5 feet 6 inches tall with red hair, weighing approximately 125 pounds, Carroll said.

A coordinated operation including the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office, Roxbury Police Department, Morris County Sheriff’s Office, New Jersey State Police Aviation Bureau, and New Jersey Search and Rescue, which is comprised of law enforcement and trained civilians, has been underway since last Thursday, Carroll said.

Areas searched include the Berkshire Valley State Wildlife Management Area near where her vehicle was located. The search has also involved relentless investigative efforts on the part of the MCPO Missing Persons Unit, Carroll said.

“In response to the outpouring of community support, especially with the offers to assist in the search for Emanuele, at this time we are asking that the public rely on the law enforcement agencies and trained civilians to continue handling the search. The search area is comprised of heavily wooded terrain and there are areas that may have dangerous wildlife. Trained K-9 dogs being utilized to track in the search area and having unknown individuals in that area could impact the search efforts,” Carroll said.

“I’d like to assure the public that all capabilities available to law enforcement are being utilized to locate Lara. We understand the public’s concerns, and we will do our best to update the community whenever possible. I want to thank all of the law enforcement personnel involved for their dedication and tireless efforts in this continuing search,” Carroll said.

Morris County authorities encourage the public to continue sharing information on social media platforms about Emanuele and to continue to provide information to law enforcement that would assist us in locating Emanuele.

Anyone with information regarding Emanuele’s whereabouts or this investigation is encouraged to make contact with the Roxbury Police Department at 973-448-2100 or the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Missing Persons Unit On-Call Detective through the Morris County Communications Center at 973-285-2900.

(Photo: Lara Emanuele. Courtesy | MCPO)
(Photo: Lara Emanuele. Courtesy | MCPO)

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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