The search for a missing man from Ocean County has ended tragically as authorities say his body was found on Tuesday.

Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley Billhimer's office says the body of 32-year-old John Applegate of Beachwood was discovered in an area of water between Lakehurst Road and Route 37 in Toms River.

Applegate had been missing since last Thursday, March 24th.

His body was located by a family friend who had volunteered to assist with the search.

The decedent was transported to Community Medical Center pending a post-mortem examination.

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Billhimer acknowledged the officers with his department, the Toms River Police Department, Ocean County Sheriff’s Office, and the many volunteers who participated in the search for Applegate.

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