EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP — The body of a Marine from Egg Harbor Township who went missing earlier this month was found Tuesday in Hawaii, according to published reports.
Tyler Wechsler, 21, had been missing since April 7. His body was found near the Kaau Crater Trail near his Jeep Liberty, according to a report from KHON2.com.
Authorities said they do not suspect foul play.
Wechsler graduated in 2013 from Egg Harbor Township High School, where he played lacrosse and was part of the 2012 Cape Atlantic League championship team.
His family and friends had set up a GoFundMe page in an effort to help bring him home.
"Unfortunately, Tyler was found earlier today and is in a better place now," reads an update posted on the website. "Our hearts are heavy with this news, and we'll continue to support the Wechsler family during this impossible time."
Wechsler, an active Marine, was last reported seen April 9 near the International Marketplace in Waikiki, and some of his family members had traveled to Hawaii to search for him, according to GoFundMe. It was unclear why he had traveled to the crater, but it was reported that he had been distressed.
According to a friend of the family, his mother had last spoken to him hours before he went missing, and the family is devastated by the news of his death.
Weschler was “a fighter,” having been born 10 weeks prematurely, according to Wendy Din, whose family is friends with the Weschlers though youth sports. Din said he was a “very proud Marine.”
He is survived by his mother, Sandy, his father, Paul, his brother Zach and his uncle Sean and many other family members and friends.
Erin Serpico of The Press of Atlantic City contributed to this report.
The story is developing. Check back for details.