Prosecutors: Dennis Adler Hid Remains Of Daughter In Keansburg Home

KEANSBURG, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — Prosecutors say a New Jersey man concealed his daughter’s skeletal remains in a small cottage in Keansburg.

Dennis Adler, 57, was charged with second-degree disturbing of human remains. He made an appearance in court Thursday but offered little information about the charges, reports CBS 2’s Christine Sloan.

A cleaning crew discovered Kimberly Adler’s remains in a crawl space under Dennis Adler’s former residence. Police responded to 45A Campview Place on Tuesday and confirmed the discovery.

Police said the remains were hidden about four years ago. An autopsy and dental record comparison conducted on April 4 confirmed her identity.

Neighbors said she went missing four years ago at the age of 23 and that Dennis Adler sold the cottage, along with two other properties next to it, back in 2008.

Kimberly Adler was never reported missing. Police were unaware of her death until the discovery of her remains.

“She had her problems. She was running for a while. I know she was hiding out for a while,” neighbor Lisa Keelen told Sloan.

“She was fun to hang out with. She was a cheerleader. Basically we just had fun growing up,” another neighbor said.

Investigators returned to the scene Thursday, looking for more clues.

Friends said Dennis Adler appeared successful, driving around fancy cars, but lost it when his wife died of cancer.

“He was different after his wife passed away. He was a different person,” said Keelen. “He lost the houses, or sold the houses, and now you just see him walking around.”

Adler appeared just fine in court, choosing his words carefully, Sloan reported.

“It’s a tragedy. It’s very said. Just pray for the man. Apparently something’s not right with him,” neighbor Joan Franken said.

Adler’s bail was set at $100,000.

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  1. JA says:

    IT IS GOING TO BE VERY INTERESTING WHEN THE REAL TRUTH COMES OUT. SOMEONE IS HIDING SOMETHING AND IT ALL SEEMS FISHY. THERE IS NO WAY IN HELL SOMEONE WOULD TAKE THE TIME TO MOVE A DEAD BODY AROUND IF EVIDENCE ON THE DEAD BODY WAS GOING TO POINT A FINGER AT THE MOVER.

    1. lee says:

      IF you really knew the ‘TRUTH’ would you be here pontificating it?

      I mean really???

  2. greg a. says:

    would be nice if CBS would get the news right… none of you know whats going on, all you hear is the false news…

  3. Rick says:

    Lee your friend is in BIG trouble, I hope they hang is Ass!

    1. lee says:

      How is he MY Friend?

      That really makes no sense; mostly because I have NO friends…

      I hate people

  4. lee says:

    That my friend is funny because it is true…

  5. DanTe says:

    Come on. He’s an Adler. They’re born Addled – it’s genetic. He’s just living up to his family name/heritage.

    Think about it: ever met an Adler that’s not Addled? Nope. None. Nada.

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