Authorities ID body found in Monksville Reservoir as Cathy DeBono

Authorities have identified the body of a woman found in a car that was submerged in the Monksville Reservoir. The Northern Regional Medical Examiner’s office

A West Milford police department dive team conducting

A West Milford police department dive team conducting a practice drill in Monksville Reservoir has found a body inside a submerged car. (Credit: News 12 New Jersey)

WEST MILFORD - Authorities have identified the body of a woman found in a car that was submerged in the Monksville Reservoir.

An autopsy has identified 49-year-old Cathy DeBono of Oakland, who was last seen in her 2004 Toyota Camry on March 23, 2008. A cause of death has not been released.

A West Milford police dive team that was training in the Monksville Reservoir made the discovery in 18 feet of water on Wednesday.

The Camry was found upside down, about 30 yards from a boat ramp.

The New Jersey State Park Police, under the Department of Environmental Protection, is working with the Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office and Medical Examiner’s Office in the investigation. 

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