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Dead Body Pulled From River in Hackettstown

Police discover body in Musconetcong River behind Shell gas station.

A dead body was pulled from the Musconetcong River behind the Shell gas station on Route 57 in Hackettstown around 1 p.m. Tuesday.

Washington Township Police responded to the scene just after 11 a.m. when owners from Greenway Flowers reported what appeared to be a partially submerged human body midstream, Lt. Mark Niemynski said.

Police officers from Washington Township and Hackettstown observed a body that was wedged in a log jam, Niemynski said.

The Budd Lake Fire Company Water Rescue Team pulled the body from the water.

The body has not yet been identified and the incident is currently under investigation, Niemynski said.

Washington Township police officer Adam Feichter, Sgt. Jeffrey Almer, Det. Sgt. Chris Bratus, and Det. Thomas Felleni assisted at the scene.

Washington Township Police, Hackettstown Police, the Budd Lake Fire Department, and Long Valley Fire Department all responded to the scene.

This is a breaking news story. Keep checking back with Patch as more information becomes available.

Allyssa January 05, 2012 at 09:44 PM
Monday me and my mom and sister saw a drunken or beaten man hobbling on the side of the rode around seven, seven thirty on 57 not far from the scene
Chuck Ruff January 05, 2012 at 11:47 PM
You might want to report what you saw to the Hackettstown Police. It coule be relevant to their investigation.
Jason Koestenblatt January 06, 2012 at 03:31 AM
Police have identified the person found in the Musconetcong River on Tuesday, Jan. 3. Read more here: http://patch.com/A-pVTM
Joseph Harmon March 13, 2012 at 02:20 PM
that is vary sad it is one body to many
Joanne March 28, 2012 at 11:26 PM
Has there been any follow ups on this case? was it a homicide , accident, what?

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