Prosecutor: Kearny man charged with desecrating human remains as part of death probe


A Kearny man has been charged with desecrating/disturbing human remains as part of an investigation into a man found dead with stab wounds, Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez announced.

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By John Heinis/Hudson County View

Elliot Barton, 39, of Kearny, is charged with one count of desecrating/disturbing human remains, a second-degree crime, Suarez said in a statement.

He was arrested at the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office yesterday and transported to the Hudson County Correctional Facility pending his first court appearance.

Tuesday at approximately 5:45 a.m., the Kearny Police Department received a 911 call regarding an individual lying on the ground in the area of Belgrove Drive and Afton Street.

Responding officers located a man, later identified as Corey McFadden, 34, with multiple apparent stab wounds to the lower body.

He was pronounced dead at the scene at 6:20 a.m. and the cause and manner of death are pending the findings of the Regional Medical Examiner’s Office. Additional charges and/or arrests may be expected.

The HCPO Homicide Unit and the Kearny Police Department 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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