2015 News Release

September 18, 2015

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Tpr.II Alina Gutierrez-Spies - ext. 6531

State Police Recover Human Skeletal Remains In Wooded Area

Richland, Buena Vista Township, N.J. - The New Jersey State Police are seeking the public's help in identifying human skeletal remains that were discovered in a wooded area.

Today, at approximately 10:00 a.m., troopers from the New Jersey State Police Buena Vista Station, and detectives from the Major Crime Unit responded to a wooded area in proximity to Main Ave and U.S. 40 after a hunter discovered human skeletal remains. The remains were discovered along with several personal items which include a black baseball cap with "Puerto Rico" written in red and blue lettering on the brim and "Puerto Rico" written multiple times in a circular pattern on the front of the cap, a red windbreaker coat with "N.Y.C. Lifeguard Dept. of Parks" written on the back, and a green backpack containing a black LG cell phone and prescription eyeglasses.

The New Jersey State Police is asking anyone with knowledge of a person who may have been wearing these items described above to contact the Buena Vista Station at 609-561-1800 ext 3355.

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