UPDATED: Officials investigating man found dead in vehicle on 17th Street in Bayonne


Officials are investigating a man found dead inside of a vehicle on 17th Street in Bayonne, the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office announced. By John Heinis/Hudson County View

Yesterday at approximately 9:55 p.m., members of the Bayonne Police Department responded to the area of 17th Street and John F. Kennedy Boulevard in Bayonne on a report of possible criminal activity, Prosecutor Esther Suarez said in a statement.

Upon arrival, responding officers found an unresponsive man in the trunk of a Lincoln Town Car at that location.

The man, later identified as Michael Rumberger, 34, of Jersey City, was found to have trauma to his head. He was pronounced dead at the scene at approximately 11:00 p.m., authorities said.

The cause and manner of death are pending an investigation by the Regional Medical Examiner’s Office.

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

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office at 201-915-1345 or to leave an anonymous tip at: http://www.hudsoncountyprosecutorsofficenj.org/homicide-tip/.

All information will be kept confidential.