Roger Temple: Missing from Bedminster since June Found

UPDATE:  8/12/13 –  Roger has been located safe. 

The Missing Roger Temple Facebook page posted:

“Roger Temple has been located safely. He is exhausted but he is safe and will need to rest and has been hospitalized. He has the support of many and we want everyone to please understand that when someone as had a traumatic event as Roger has had…that it is OK and we support him and understand and want nothing more than healing and for him to get back to good health! Please remove all missing posters. Thank you, everyone. Cynthia and the team at LostNMissing Inc.

Last week, Roger was arrested for shoplifting a bag of peanuts in Manhattan and he was released before the police realized he was a missing person.  All I can say here is, “duh”.   A man is walking around alone, and obviously homeless and it doesn’t cross their minds that he may be a missing person, and to check.  This time the police broke the law there is NO excuse for not checking to see if he was in NCIC.

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Roger Temple,  44, has been missing from Somerset County in Bedminster, N.J. since
June 19.  He was last heard from by phone when he text messaged on June 23.  He said his phone was dying.

Then on Friday, Roger’s phone was traced to Fort Lee in Bergen County.

Cynthia Caron from nonprofit LostNMissing told North Jersey.com “We assume he was with his phone, but we just don’t know.”

Temple’s family has offered a $2,000 reward for any information on his whereabouts.

Temple, originally from England, speaks with an accent and is said to be an avid hiker, and could be carrying a backpack and wearing hiking clothes. Temple is described as 5-foot-8, 175 pounds with brown and gray hair, hazel eyes and a round flesh-colored mole on the right side of his nose.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Bedminster Township Police Department at 908-234-0585 or the New Jersey State Police Missing Persons Unit at 800-709-7090 or you can leave a tip here.

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Jerrie Dean, who is retired from Federal Law Enforcement, is the Founder of Missing Persons of America.

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