FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Caitlin Mota
PHONE: (201) 577-6699
DATE: Sunday, December 10, 2023
HUDSON COUNTY PROSECUTOR’S OFFICE INVESTIGATING DEATH OF MAN FOUND IN HACKENSACK RIVER
Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez has released the following information:
The Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide Unit and the Secaucus Police Department are investigating the death of a man found in the Hackensack River on Saturday, December 9, 2023.
At approximately 12:45 p.m., the Secaucus Police Department was notified of a possible body in the Hackensack River near the Eastern Spur of the New Jersey Turnpike. The body of a male was recovered with the assistance of the Lyndhurst and Mahwah Fire Department Underwater Recovery Units and the Secaucus, Kearny, and Wallington Fire Departments. The male was pronounced dead shortly after 5:30 p.m. The individual has not yet been identified and the New Jersey State Police Missing Persons Unit has been notified to assist with the identification. The Cause and Manner of Death are pending the findings of the Regional Medical Examiner’s Office.
This matter is actively being investigated by the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide Unit and the Secaucus Police Department. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Office of the Hudson County Prosecutor at 201-915-1345 or to leave an anonymous tip at: http://www.hudsoncountyprosecutorsofficenj.org/homicide-tip/. All information will be kept confidential.