Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office investigating man found dead in Passaic River in Kearny


The Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office is investigating a man found dead in the Passaic River in Kearny yesterday evening, Prosecutor Esther Suarez announced.

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By John Heinis/Hudson County View

Yesterday at approximately 6:19 p.m., the Kearny Police Department received a 911 call reporting a man was found floating in the Passaic River in the area of Passaic Avenue and the Belleville Turnpike, Suarez said in a statement.

The Kearny Police and Fire Departments arrived at the scene and confirmed the lifeless body of a man had been recovered. He was pronounced dead at the scene and has not yet been identified.

The cause and manner of death are pending the findings of the Regional Medical Examiner’s Office. The HCPO Homicide Unit and the Kearny PD are actively investigating this case.

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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