Miguel A. Martinez III


Martinez, circa 2016

  • Missing Since 06/11/2016
  • Missing From Deptford, New Jersey
  • Classification Endangered Missing
  • Sex Male
  • Race Hispanic
  • Age 30 years old
  • Distinguishing Characteristics Hispanic male.

Details of Disappearance

Martinez disappeared near his parents' home in Deptford, New Jersey on June 11, 2016. In February 2020, 106 human bones were found in a wooded area along Fox Run Road in Deptford. Michael Zappley has been charged with his murder.

Zappley confessed that he killed Martinez after an altercation, burned his body, and dumped part of it in the woods and part of it in the trash. He's been charged with murder, evidence tampering and desecration of remains.

Investigating Agency

  • Deptford Police Department 856-845-2220

Updated 2 times since October 12, 2004. Last updated March 13, 2020; case resolved.