GALLOWAY TOWNSHIP — An Atlantic County man has turned himself in to police nearly 23 years after he allegedly stabbed and killed a 15-year-old.
Steven Goff, 41, of Ventnor surremdered to Galloway Township police around 6 a.m. Monday and was subsequently charged with the murder of 15-year-old Frederick Hart, the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office announced this morning.
Goff is accused of stabbing the teen multiple times in the woods behind Clubs Condominiums in Galloway Township on May 7, 1990, authorities said. Goff was 18 at the time of the attack.
Hart was reported missing on May 8, the day after he was killed, authorities said. It wasn’t until December 1991 that a hunter discovered human remains in the woods. The remains were later identified as Hart’s but a cause of death was never determined.
Goff now faces one count of murder and one count of possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, authorities said.
Goff, held on $1 million cash bail, is scheduled to appear in Superior Court in Atlantic County at 1:30 p.m. today.