The body of New Jersey woman Stephanie Parze has been found. The 25-year-old Freehold Township resident was last seen on October 30 after heading home from a night out with her family.
Authorities have confirmed that her body was discovered on Sunday (January 26) off Route 9 in Old Bridge. The Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office released the statement below to announce the devastating news.
The Middlesex County Medical Examiner confirmed the autopsy of the body was in fact Parze this morning. A press conference is set to take place later today to discuss the investigation and deliver additional details of Parze’s death.
John Ozbilgen, Parze’s ex-boyfriend, was named a person of interest in the case. He was found dead in his Freehold home on November 23 after taking his own life.
Stephanie Parze is survived by her father, Edward Parze, and mother, Sharlene Parze. The family shared the photo below to Facebook late last night and has since garnered hundreds of comments after their state-wide searches.
Rest in peace, Stephanie Parze.