Hiker found dead in Apshawa Preserve

Make text smaller Make text larger


  • Source: njurbanforest.com

— A 51-year-old Kinnelon man was found dead in a heavily wooded area of Apshawa Preserve last Saturday, according to West Milford Police.

Police responded to the area Saturday after being notified that the hiker had not returned. Police located the car, which belonged to the hiker, Bjoern A. Waalberg, in the preserve parking area.

West Milford Search and Rescue initiated a search of the area and located Waalberg’s Labrador Retriever, according to Lt. John C. Matarese. The dog had been with Waalberg. Searchers then found Waalberg in a heavily wooded area. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The case remains under investigation although police said it does not appear to be suspicious in nature.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the West Milford Police Department at 973-728-2802.

Make text smaller Make text larger


Pool Rules


West Milford club opens registration for photography contest, exhibition
The West Milford Camera Club announces our 28th Annual Contest & Exhibition will be held on Saturday, May 5.

Read more »

Libertarian Party to hold state convention on Saturday
The West Milford Libertarian Party will be headed to Rutgers University for this year's New Jersey Libertarian Party...
Read more »

Which home updates will pay off when it's time to sell?
Are the kids out of the house and you're ready to downsize?

Maybe you want to stay put and simply desire an upgrade that will pay off down the road.

Read more »

Upgrades that boost your home's value and enjoyment
A home is often a family's single largest asset, so making investments with upgrades and home improvements is almost always a good idea. However, knowing when and where to make...
Read more »


Subscribe to our mailing list

* indicates required
Community Newspapers


West Milford, NJ