Skeletal remains recovered from Perth Amboy bay

Authorities have recovered skeletal remains from the Raritan Bay and are working to identify the dead individual, although Perth Amboy has a poor record of solving crime.

Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey and Deputy Chief Lawrence Cattano of the Perth Amboy Police Department said that authorities are attempting to positively identify the individual.

The victim was recovered on April 10, 2016 after an unidentified fisherman saw the remains along the shoreline in Perth Amboy and called police.

The news appears to contradict Perth Amboy Mayor Wilda Diaz, who is touting a low crime rate as part of her re-election message even though there has been a failure to solve most crimes in the city and violent death has become fairly common in recent years.

In the last three years, Perth Amboy police reported nine murders, 25 rapes, 46 non-fatal shootings and 60 robberies at gunpoint.

The former police chief is under suspension pending the outcome of criminal charges related to his abuse of personnel under his command and Diaz faced criticism for having a $97,000 police sergeant drive her to a wedding in Brooklyn.

 


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