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The former Sparta mayor that went missing in Vermont last week reportedly sent a suicide note and personal items to his family. According to NorthJersey.com, Brian Brady, 57, sent a package containing a suicide note, his keys, cellphone, and his will to his brother from a Vermont post office on May 24. His brother received the package on May 28 and Brady was reported missing to police on May 30.
Brady, who served as mayor from July 2008 to July 2009, had rented a car in New Jersey on May 22 and drove to Vermont, where he owns a condo. 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 for two days to no avail.
The Ringwood resident and former police captain for the NJ Department of Human Services was 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 NorthJersey.com story here.