Memorial Draws Attention to Questions Surrounding Gloucester Township Woman's Death

Carol Reiff's body was found behind her apartment building in 2013. Her death is being investigated as a homicide.

Photos provided by the Gloucester Township Police Department
Photos provided by the Gloucester Township Police Department
Gloucester Township Police joined with the family, friends and co-workers of a township woman whose body was found dead over a year ago to draw attention to he questions that still hang over the circumstances surrounding her death.

The gathering took place at the office in which Carol Reiff worked Monday afternoon.

Attendees read poems, told stories about Reiff’s loyalty as a friend and strength as a parent, and donated 60 pairs of shoes for the Military Order of the Purple Heart, a charity which aids American veterans.

Carol Reiff was remembered repeatedly as an avid runner and the gifts seemed an appropriate way to celebrate her life, organizers said.

“We did it because we want justice and peace for Carol and her family, and to keep Carol’s spirit alive,” said one of Reiff’s coworkers and an event organizer, Nicole Lewman . “I feel like the day was blessed and Carol was there and it really was perfect.”

The event ended with a release of dozens of purple balloons.

Reiff’s body was discovered in a wooded area behind her apartment complex on June 24, 2013.

Her cause of death remains undetermined, but the Camden County Prosecutor’s Office is investigating the death as a homicide.

Reiff, 59, last spoke to her family on June 20, 2013, one day before she planned to visit family members in Manahawkin.

Reiff was an avid jogger and neighbors said they often saw her running at all hours of the day.

Investigators believe she had been out for a jog earlier in the day before returning home.

However, no details of what happened that day are 100 percent clear.

She was single and worked at an insurance company.

A $20,000 reward has been offered for any information related to her death, with $10,000 being offered for information and an additional $10,000 if the information leads to a conviction.

Anyone with information is urged to contact CCPO Detective Chuck Farrell at 856-225-8500 or Gloucester Township Police Detective Bill Westphal at 856-228-4500. Anonymous tips are accepted by the Citizens Crime Commission: 215-546-TIPS or the GTPD Anonymous Crime Tip Line: 856-842-5560.

Information may also be emailed to ccpotips@ccprosecutor.org or texted to CCTIP.

cynthia June 30, 2014 at 02:54 PM
I think someone needs to proofread and correct this story. She was not missing for a year, her death has been a mystery for a year, but wasn't her body found within a week or 2 of her disappearance? I hope that this is solved soon so that her family will have some answers, it must be very difficult not knowing.
trish June 30, 2014 at 04:10 PM
she was found on 6/24 3 days after she was reported missing...
Tina Marek June 30, 2014 at 10:02 PM
Shoddy reporting on the patch? Not shocked


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