CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — Authorities were conducting an “extensive search” for a man who was charged with stabbing and beating another man to death in southern New Jersey.
Authorities believe Shawn Massey, 38, of Gibbsboro, killed Joseph Bottino, 54, of Gloucester Township, in Pine Hill on Dec. 23. Family members told police Bottino was known to hunt in the area.
A medical examiner determined Bottino had died of multiple stab wounds and blunt force injuries.
When detectives went to speak to Massey, his relatives reported him missing and said they had not heard from him since Dec. 23.
“We have also received dozens of tips on possible sightings and whereabouts of Massey and are following up and taking each and every one very seriously," said acting Camden County Prosecutor Jill Mayer. "We have detectives working at all hours on this case and we will continue to do so until Massey is located,” Mayer said.
Massey was formally charged with homicide on Saturday.