Body found in South Jersey could be missing teen last seen on July 14: Police

Police have been searching for 18-year-old Leila Bellamy who was last seen on July 14.

6abc Digital Staff Image
Friday, September 10, 2021
EMBED <>More Videos

Police have been searching for 18-year-old Leila Bellamy who was last seen on July 14.

MIDDLE TWP., New Jersey (WPVI) -- Police in Middle Township, New Jersey say a body that was recovered on Wednesday could be that of a missing teenager.

The discovery was made in a densely wooded area along the 200 block of East Lena Street in the Whitesboro section of Middle Township.

Police have been searching for 18-year-old Leila Bellamy who was last seen on July 14.

Leila Bellamy
Middle Township Police Department

On Thursday, police were unable to identify the body but did say "evidence found at the scene leads detectives to believe the individual is 18-year-old Leila Bellamy."

An autopsy will help determine the cause and manner of death.

Further details on Bellamy's disappearance were not immediately available.

MORE TOP STORIES: