Authorities recover dead body in Secaucus portion of Hackensack River


Several law enforcement agencies recovered a dead body in the Secaucus portion of the Hackensack River early yesterday afternoon, Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez announced.

The Hackensack River Bridge. Photo via the New Jersey Department of Transportation.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

At approximately 12:45 p.m. Saturday, the Secaucus Police Department was notified of a possible body in the Hackensack River near the eastern spur of the New Jersey Turnpike, Suarez said in a statement.

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 man 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 HCPO at 201-915-1345 or to leave an anonymous tip at:

All information will be kept confidential.

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