As of 9am this morning (Saturday) a search is underway in the woods in Mullica Township for James K. Griffiths, 61, a local resident who's been missing since October 24, 2021.

The Mullica Township Police Department says the search for Griffiths was to take place this morning in the wooded areas of 6th and 7th Avenues in Mullica Township . Police say the plan is to use horses, police search and rescue dogs, and police in the area.

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In the meantime, Mullica Township Committee member Kristi Hanslemann has a post of Facebook which says "Mullica Township PD is organizing a search and rescue for tomorrow morning at 9:00 am at the Sweetwater Fire Company. We are looking for able bodied people to help search the woods.If you can make it please text 609-226-0955 with your name."  Hanslemann says adults only - no children.

Mullica Township Police provided the following information about Griffiths: " Mr. Griffiths resides in the Sweetwater section of Mullica Township and suffers from physical and mental handicaps. Mr. Griffiths suffers from memory loss and may appear confused upon initial contact. He frequents Atlantic City (specifically casinos), Absecon and Egg Harbor City. Mr. Griffiths utilizes public transportation to get around. Mr. Griffiths also has a history of walking in heavily wooded areas within Mullica Township."

Griffiths is described as "5’8’’, 210 pounds, with hazel eyes and a gray beard. He has a deer tattoo on his right bicep and he wears prescription glasses."

SOURCES: Mullica Township Police Department and Kristi Hanslemann

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