Branstrom was reported missing to East Windsor Township Police Department on Monday, and police traced his cell phone to Freehold that night. His Chevy S10 pick- up truck was located on Wallace Road in the parking lot of the Princeton Junction Train Station on Thursday afternoon. The last known coordinates of Branstrom’s cell phone were determined to be in the area of the train station.
Early this morning, the East Windsor Police Department located personal effects believed to be Brastrom’s along the tracks. Police from East Windsor and West Windsor, the Mercer County Sheriff’s K9 Unit, and the Department of Corrections K9 Unit searched the area.
At about 11 a.m.a body was found about two miles from the station matching the physical characteristics and clothing of Branstrom. A high-speed Amtrak passenger train heading through the area reported that something was struck Monday night, but train personnel thought the train had struck an animal.
The Mercer County Medical Examiner will work o positively identify the body by early next week, police said.