ROXBURY, NJ – A moment of silence was observed at Tuesday evening’s Roxbury Mayor and Council meeting in remembrance of Arthur Clarke, a Landing optometrist whose body was found in Lake Hopatcong earlier in the day.
Roxbury Mayor Mark Crowley requested the quiet moment not only for Clarke but also for the victims of the May 22 terrorist bombing at a concert in Manchester, England. There were 22 people killed and 59 wounded in that incident.
Clarke’s body was found Tuesday morning, according to a brief statement from Hopatcong Police Cpt. Thomas Kmetz. The widely-known 64-year-old Hopatcong Borough resident disappeared May 19 after going for an evening swim in Lake Hopatcong. The Daily Record reported that Clarke, who was also a local teacher, was found by a family member not far from his lakefront home.
Kmetz said the case remained an “active investigation” that was being handled by the New Jersey State Police Marine Bureau.