ORADELL, N.J. -- An Oradell police officer found the body of a missing talent agent from town Thursday afternoon in bushes just off Kinderkamack Road, barely a half-mile from his home, authorities told Daily Voice.
The body of Mark Schlegel, who'd gone missing Aug. 13, "had been there for awhile," a law enforcement official said.
Given the body's condition, an autopsy by the Bergen County Medical Examiner would have to officially determine the cause of death, another said.
However, the veteran investigator said: "We're not sure if it was pills or what, but it isn't suspicious."
Bergen County Sheriff Michael Saudino confirmed the afternoon discovery -- between two Kinderkamack Road driveways near the foot of Soldier Hill Road, six blocks from his home -- for Daily Voice (see map above).
The sheriff's Bureau of Criminal Identification unit joined the Bergen County Prosecutor's Crime Scene van, local police and other members of the search team at the scene.
Search teams descended on Oradell and surrounding towns on Thursday seeking clues to the disappearance of the 57-year-old talent agent.
Schlegel, who works for Manhattan-based Cornerstone Talent, had returned from a family trip to Scotland days before he left his house following an argument with his wife, authorities said.
He was last seen walking toward Soldier Hill Road around 3:30 p.m. Aug. 13 wearing a white collared shirt, light-colored shorts and boat shoes.
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ORADELL, N.J. -- The search continued for a 57-year-old Oradell talent agent who went missing several days ago.
Authorities on Tuesday searched wooded areas and backyards for Mark Schlegel, who went missing Sunday afternoon.
"Unfortunately we still have nothing and he's still missing," Detective Mark Fedorchak told Daily Voice.
Schlegel had no history of disappearances and no health issues to speak of, the detective said.
"That's the problem," he said. "He doesn't have the kind of history that you'd usually find in these cases.
"That's why we're concerned."
Schlegel, who works for Manhattan-based Cornerstone Talent, had gone on a family trip to Scotland last week.
He was last seen walking toward Soldier Hill Road around 3:30 p.m. Sunday wearing a white collared shirt, light-colored shorts and boat shoes, Fedorchak said.
Schlegel is 5-foot-10, 165 pounds, with blue eyes and gray hair.
If you see Schlegel, or know where to find him, please contact Oradell police immediately: (201) 261-0200.
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