Monroe County officials identify body found in Pocono Twp.

Published: 6:07 PM EDT Oct 17, 2013   Updated: 6:42 PM EDT Oct 17, 2013

Police have identified a body found earlier this week in a wooded area of Monroe County.

They say the deceased is 64-year-old Joseph Cherepko of Hellertown.

His body was found about 300 feet off of Hallet Road in Pocono Township.

Officials say Cherepko went missing about two months ago.

They also say he had a history of mental illness and wandering away.