Man found dead in tarp off Route 440 in Bayonne identified at NYC resident, authorities say


A man found dead in a tarp off Route 440 in Bayonne last week has been identified as a New York City resident, with his cause and manner of death remaining under investigation, authorities said.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

On Tuesday, April 27th, at approximately 4:30 p.m., members of the Bayonne Police
Department responded to a wooded area near the 63rd Street exit of northbound Route 440 after a body was reportedly sighted in a trap, Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez said in a statement.

Responding officers found a lifeless victim, later identified Jose Rivera, 41, of New York City.

His next of kin has been notified in the case, while the cause and manner of death are pending further police investigation and the findings of the Regional Medical Examiner’s Office.

The Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide Unit and the Bayonne Department are
actively investigating this case and no arrests have been made at this time.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office at 201-915-1345 or to leave an anonymous tip at:

All information will be kept confidential.

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