New Jersey Zombie Walk put to rest

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It seems money is the best medicine to put the undead to rest.



The annual New Jersey Zombie Walk has fallen victim to rising costs and growing popularity.



The free event, which began with a group of friends shuffling and groaning their way through Asbury Park seven years ago, grew in size over the years and raised money for charities.



In 2013, Guinness World Records certified nearly 10,000 zombies were the world's largest gathering of the undead.



Organizer Jason Meehan broke the news on Facebook on Thursday.



Meehan wrote that costs have risen and the decayed buildings that once served as the event's backdrop in the city have been replaced by new condos and restaurants.



Meehan is tentatively planning an Oct. 3 "funeral" on the Asbury boardwalk.


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