Body found in Fort Nonsense, Morristown

A 52-year-old man was found dead Tuesday night in Morristown National Historical Park.

Park Rangers were notified of a possible deceased male in the Fort Nonsense area of the park in Morris Township.

Multiple law enforcement agencies responded, including the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office – Major Crimes Unit, Morris Township Police, Morristown Police, the Morris County Sheriff’s Office – Criminal Investigation Section and the Morris County Medical Examiner’s Office.

The cause and manner of death are pending determination by the Medical Examiner, but this appears to be an isolated incident. There is no threat to the community, according to the Morris County Prosecutor’s office.

Fort Nonsense occupies a high hilltop overlooking Morristown, and is believed to have been the site of a signal fire or smoke signal, along with earthworks.

It was originally built at the order of General George Washington in 1777 for use during the American Revolutionary War that began in 1775 and was ended in 1783 by the Treaty of Paris.


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