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FREEHOLD, NJ - A Keansburg father whose daughter's skeletal remains were discovered under the crawl space of their former borough home was sentenced to 6 years in a New Jersey state prison Friday, Acting Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni announced.

Dennis Adler, 60, of Keansburg, was sentenced by Monmouth County Superior Court Judge Ronald L. Reisner, J.S.C. to six years in a New Jersey state prison on one count of second degree Disturbing Human Remains. Adler previously pleaded guilty before Judge Reisner on March 17, 2014, admitting he moved the remains of his daughter Kimberly Adler to separate locations between 2008 and 2012, and concealed her death from other family members and friends.

A joint investigation by the Keansburg Police Department and Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office determined Kimberly Adler death occurred in the summer of 2008, and that Dennis Adler, the decedent's father, concealed his daughter's death and also provided false information regarding her whereabouts to law enforcement officers and officials on several occasions.

Individuals hired to clean out a residence in preparation for foreclosure discovered human skeletal remains beneath a crawl space at 45A Campview Place, Keansburg, on April 3, 2012. The investigation later identified the remains as those of Kimberly Adler, born on Dec. 10, 1984, who had formerly lived at that address. The cause and manner of Kimberly Adler's death remains undetermined. Dennis Adler was arrested in connection with this matter on April 4, 2012 and had prior to sentencing been incarcerated at the Monmouth County Correctional Institution in lieu of $100,000 bail with no option to post 10 percent.

The case was prosecuted by Monmouth County Assistant Prosecutor Ellyn Rajfer. Adler was represented by John J. Perrone, Esq., of Long Branch.