Monday, January 28, 2013

Dead Body Found in Pines

Dead body found in Brendan T. Byrne State Forest

PEMBERTON TOWNSHIP — Authorities discovered a dead body in Brendan T. Byrne State Forest on Saturday morning, according to the New Jersey State Police.

Investigators have only been able to identify the body as that of a white male on Saturday, state police said.

The cause and manner of death remained under investigation.

It was unknown Saturday how long the body had been in the forest.

The body was discovered about 11 a.m. near a pond in Whitesbog Village by an ice skater, who called authorities.

The Burlington County Medical Examiner’s Officer is expected to perform an autopsy.

State police are asking anyone with information about the circumstances of the man’s death or his identity to call them.

Investigators can be reached at the state police Red Lion Barracks in Southampton at 609-859-2282.

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