Search Kicked Into High Gear After Two Arrested In Teen's Murder

Murdered Teen's Body Still Hasn't Been Found: Monmouth County Prosecutor

Murdered Teen's Body Still Hasn't Been Found: Monmouth County Prosecutor

Officers in Belmar searched Shark River with divers for days to see if Stern may have jumped from the bridge, but no body was found.

Officials in New Jersey were continuing Friday to search for a teenager who disappeared two months ago after investigators charged a childhood friend in her murder. Hours later, her unoccupied vehicle was found on the Route 35 Bridge in Belmar over the Shark River Inlet with the keys still in the ignition. Authorities said Stern left her home on the night of December 2.

Using Stern's auto, the two 19-year-old friends from Neptune City drove Stern's body about a mile to the crest of Route 35 bridge in Belmar and tossed her body over the side early the following morning, authorities allege.

Liam McAtasney, left, is accused of strangling Sarah Stern, center, during a botched robbery, while Preston Taylor, right, allegedly helped him try to cover up the crime.

"Sarah was a good kid and she didn't deserve this", he said.

Stern's father was away on vacation in Florida at the time of her murder.

Murdered Teen's Body Still Hasn't Been Found: Monmouth County Prosecutor
Search Kicked Into High Gear After Two Arrested In Teen's Murder

Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher Gramiccioni announced Thursday that McAtasney was charged with murder in the death of Stern.

"Michael, up until last week when we spoke, had hoped his daughter would come back", he said. After charging them, authorities again resumed the river search on Friday.

McAtasney and Taylor will remain at the Monmouth County jail until detention hearings for Taylor on February 7 and for McAtasney a week after that.

McAtasney was also charged with desecration of human remains, conspiracy to desecrate human remains, hindering apprehension and robbery.

The prosecutor is asking anyone who might have additional information about this case to call the Monmouth County Prosecutors Office at 800-533-7443, the Neptune City Police Department at 732-775-1615, or the Belmar Police Department at 732-681-1700.

Recommended News

  • Tom Brady Opens Up About His Mother's Illness

    To deny Brady and possibly the best head coach ever in Bill Belichick , the credit they have earned is childish in so many ways. Catch Tom Brady and the New England Patriots take on the Atlanta Falcons when Super Bowl LI airs Sunday, February 5 on Fox.
    Did the groundhog see his shadow? Watch here

    Did the groundhog see his shadow? Watch here

    And Staten Island Chuck , a famous groundhog at the Staten Island Zoo in NY , is sometimes "played" by a female groundhog. One editor has made that possible, and you can watch every day in Groundhog Day at the same time after the jump.
    US Senate Advances Vote on Rex Tillerson as Secretary of State

    US Senate Advances Vote on Rex Tillerson as Secretary of State

    The Senate Finance Committee was expected to approve Georgia GOP Rep. Tom Price to be health secretary and Steve Mnuchin to lead Treasury.
  • Royal Rumble 2017 Preview & Predictions

    Royal Rumble 2017 Preview & Predictions

    AJ Styles gets to beat up John Cena some more while fending off the latter's challenge for his World Heavyweight title. And hey, as long as the 2018 show isn't as uniformly very bad as the 2015 show, I think it'll all work out in the end.
    Who Won Miss Universe 2017? Miss France, Iris Mittenaere, Crowned As Winner!

    Who Won Miss Universe 2017? Miss France, Iris Mittenaere, Crowned As Winner!

    According to the Miss Universe website , Iris , 23, was born in Lille, France and has been pursuing a degree in dentistry for the last 5 years.

    'Flip Or Flop' Star Christina El Moussa Spotted With New Boyfriend

    Christina El Moussa parted ways with Tarek in May of past year after a freakish incident at their home. The photo, which was obtained by In Touch Weekly , shows Christina and Gary walking "arm in arm".
  • Tom Brady is the GOAT

    So this has become more for Brady than what might have appeared to be the obvious story line of the entire season. I've gotten to see it inside and out, how he prepares, how he plays the game, how he takes care of his body.

    Mafia 3 paid DLC story expansion release timeline revealed - Starts next month

    After a rise in ritualistic killings in New Bordeaux, Lincoln's spiritual advisor, Father James, requests Lincoln to investigate. The last DLC will drop in July and will be a somewhat supernatural DLC titled " Sign of the Times ".

    The Bachelor: 5 Takeaways From Season 21, Episode 6

    Alas, it seems Nick might not feel the same way, as Danielle won the night's haunted house/Beauty and the Beast-themed rose. Corinne isn't just confident with her body, but with her "emotional intelligence" and her relationship with Nick .
  • Game Of Thrones Season 7 Art Leaks Online

    This means that a lot of visual effects will be required to achieve the final shots of the scenes. Potential spoilers follow for Game of Thrones Season 7 as reported concept art has leaked online.

    Chelsea vs. Arsenal: Highlights and recap

    The last Chelsea manager to fail to win either of his first two league games against the Gunners was Jose Mourinho in 2004/05. We have shown in the first game that we can beat Chelsea so let's turn up with the same quality and show a straight response.
    KONG: SKULL ISLAND Reveals APOCALYPSE NOW-Esque IMAX Poster

    KONG: SKULL ISLAND Reveals APOCALYPSE NOW-Esque IMAX Poster

    As their mission of discovery becomes one of survival, they must fight to escape a primal Eden in which humanity does not belong. The promo poster looks very similar to the Apocalypse Now! classic , and was dropped by Entertainment Weekly just yesterday.

We are pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news.
Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper.
Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.