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Monday, January 6, 2014

UPDATED: Female Human Remains Discovered in Wooded Area in Egg Harbor Township; ACPO Requesting Public Assistance in Identification


UPDATED (Jan 7th): Female Body has been identified by Police and cause of death has been ruled a homicide. Click HERE for Updated Story.

EGG HARBOR TWP. – The Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office and the Egg Harbor Township Police Department are investigating the discovery of human remains found by a hunter in a wooded area, Acting Atlantic County Prosecutor Jim McClain announced.
*Be advised, photographs released by the ACPO may be disturbing*
On Sunday, Jan. 5, at approximately 1:30 p.m., a hunter came across human remains in the woods behind the Shore Mall site near Broadway Avenue in Egg Harbor Township. The hunter, who is a local police officer, immediately contacted authorities and reported the discovery.
The remains were collected by the State Medical Examiner’s Office, who is currently completing an autopsy. Due to the advanced stage of decomposition of the remains, a State Medical Anthropologist is also being consulted.


While the autopsy remains ongoing, the victim’s remains have been identified as female. The age and race of the victim have not yet been determined. 
Wrist Tattoo
Several tattoos on the victim were also identified. Photos of the tattoos have been released to aid in the positive identification of the victim.
Tattoo located on Foot
The discovery of the remains is currently being investigated as a homicide by the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit in conjunction with the Egg Harbor Township Police Department.
Additional information will be released when appropriate.
Anyone who has any information pertaining to this case or has noticed any suspicious activity in the area is asked to call the Major Crimes Unit at 609-909-7666.

Anyone with information involving serious crimes is asked to call the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office at 609-909-7800 or go to the Prosecutor’s Office Web site at http://www.acpo.org/tips.html and provide information by filling out the form anonymously on the Submit a Tip page. People can also call Crime Stoppers at 609-652-1234 or 1-800-658-8477 (TIPS) or visit the Crime Stoppers Website at http://www.crimestoppersatlantic.com/. Crime Stoppers offers cash rewards for information leading to the arrest and indictment of those who commit crimes in Atlantic County.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

That's a decomposed body.

Anonymous said...

Really? You don't say

Hayden Somers said...

A suit case.

Hayden Somers said...

Should ask some tattoo artist, wouldn't hurt.

Daniel Jorge said...

I Hope they are questioning that officer from Margate.....That found the remains.... Because I know if it was me that those remains, they sure as hell would've question my ass.....

Maureen Lynch said...

Daniel I am with you on that just to rule him out and I am sure they will so sad prayers for that victim soul and her family. Crazy world

Jessica Falls said...

They identified her, so sad. It looks as if the body was burned to me, kind of melted if you zoom them in. The news reports won't release the condition of her body when it was found which leads me to thing the worst :/

Jessica Falls said...

They identified her, so sad. It looks as if the body was burned to me, kind of melted if you zoom them in. The news reports won't release the condition of her body when it was found which leads me to thing the worst :/

Susan Bastedo said...

Who is it?

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