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Vermont State Police have called off a search of Lake Champlain for a former Sparta mayor after it yielded no leads. According to the New Jersey Herald, Brian Brady, who served as mayor from July 2008 to July 2009, was reported missing by family members on Thursday, May 30 after they were concerned about his well-being.
The 57-year-old reportedly rented a car in New Jersey on May 22 and drove to Vermont but troopers found Brady's Vermont condominium unoccupied. The rented car was found in a park-and-ride lot not far from the Champlain Bridge leading the Vermont State Police Scuba Team, New York State Police, and the Essex County Sheriff's Office to search the lake on Friday and Saturday to no avail.
The Ringwood resident and former police captain for the NJ Department of Human Services was reportedly expected to appear in Mercer County court the day after he was reported missing for resentencing on a 2015 criminal case. Brady was previously convicted of using police databases to conduct unauthorized background checks on then-Sussex Skyhawks minor league baseball players and a home healthcare worker.
Anyone with information regarding Brady's whereabouts should contact the Vermont State Police Williston barracks at 802-878-7111.
Read the NJHerald.com story here.