Death Investigation continues in Dover

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MORRIS COuNTY — Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp, Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Acting Chief of Investigations Chris Kimker, Morris County Sheriff James Gannon and Public Safety Director Daniel DeGroot and Chief Anthony Smith of the Dover Police Department announce an investigation into a deceased person found in Dover.

On Thursday, August 1, law enforcement received information regarding a deceased male in a wooded area near a culdesac at the end of West Clinton Street in Dover.

Morris County Sheriff’s Crime Scene Investigation Unit processed the scene and the investigation confirmed that a deceased male’s body was located in the woods in close proximity to a homeless campsite. An autopsy was performed by the Morris County Medical Examiner’s Office.  The cause and manner of death are pending. The investigation remains ongoing and the identity of the individual will not be released at this time.

If anyone has any information related to this investigation, they are encouraged to call the Major Crimes Unit of the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office at (973) 285-6200, or the Dover Police Department at (973) 539-0777.

Sheriff Gannon also reminds the public that information can also be reported anonymously to the Morris County Sheriff’s Crimestoppers at (973) 267-2255 or click here.