Updated: Police Seek Public’s Help In Locating Missing Township Woman


Township police are seeking the public’s help in locating this woman. Photo: Franklin Township Police.

Update: Bertha Dyer has been found in Philadelphia and reunited with her family, police said.

“I would like to thank of the agencies involved for their tireless efforts in this case,” township Chief of Police Lawrence Roberts said in a release. “I am thankful that Ms. Dyer was found safely and reunited with her family.”

Original Story: Township police are seeking the public’s help in finding a Franklin resident.

Township resident Edna Rudolph told police on Aug. 31 that her sister, Bertha S. Dyer, had been missing since the prior day.

Rudolph told police that Dyer, the principal of Mt. Vernon Elementary School in Newark, was last seen at about 3 p.m. on Aug. 30 at the school. Dyer was scheduled for several meeting on Sept. 1, none of which she attended, according to police.

A family friend called Rudolph when Dyer did not show up for her meetings, police said.

Dyer is described as being 68 years old, 5 foot 4 inches tall. She drives a white 2011 Toyota 4Runner bearing NJ registration U79GXM.

Anyone with information about Dyer or her whereabouts is asked to contact the Franklin Township Police Department at (732) 873-2300 or Det. Trevor Wilson at (732) 873-5533 extension 3161.


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