Body recovered in Carteret under a pier on the Arthur Kill

Carteret Police Department said today that the body of an unidentified male has been recovered from under a pier on the Arthur Kill.

Authorities are attempting to identify the victim, who was discovered on May 2, 2017 at about 6 p.m. by passersby, who called police.

The victim is described as a middle-aged white male with brown hair, between five-feet, nine-inches and six-feet tall, and weighing between 200 and 250 pounds.

He was wearing blue pants, a blue jacket, and black sneakers, said Carteret Deputy Police Chief Dennis McFadden.

The cause of death remains under investigation. An autopsy is scheduled to be performed today by the Middlesex County Medical Examiner’s Office, said Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey.

Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Luis Maldonado of the Carteret Police Department at (732) 541-4181, or Detective Joseph Chesseri of the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office at (732) 745-3115.

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