Police are searching for a North Jersey man whose burned out car was found in Camden County four-hours after he dropped off his family at an Atlantic City casino.
On Friday night, Martin Caballero, 47, of North Bergen, drove to the seaside resort with his wife and two adult daughters. He pulled his 2009 white Lincoln MKS up to the Porte cochere of the Trump Taj Mahal about 10:30 p.m. and let his family out, police said.
Police said the women entered the casino. Ten minutes later they returned to where they last saw Caballero but could not find him. They assumed he had gone into the casino, said Sgt. Monica McMenamin, a spokeswoman for the Atlantic City police.
Four hours later, one of the daughters received a call from their brother. The brother said that police had found Caballero's burned-out car in Blackwood, Gloucester Township - 46 miles from Atlantic City, McMenamin said.
The Lincoln was discovered engulfed in flames in the parking lot of the Gloucester Township Democrat Club about 2:30 a.m. on the 100 block of Coles Road, said Capt. David Harkins of Gloucester Township. The burned-out luxury sedan did not hold Caballero's remains, McMenamin said.
Investigators on Monday were combing a wooded area adjacent to the parking lot for clues.
McMenamin said calls to Caballero's cell phone have gone unanswered.
Anyone with information is asked to call Atlantic City detectives at 609-347-5766.