Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez has released the following information:
The Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide Unit has identified the individual found deceased in a tarp in a wooded area off of Route 440 as a 41-year-old New York City man.
On Tuesday, April 27, 2021, at approximately 4:30 p.m., members of the Bayonne Police Department responded to a wooded area near the 63rd Street exit of northbound Route 440 after a body was reportedly sighted in a trap. Responding officers found a lifeless victim, later identified Jose Rivera, age 41, of New York City. Next of kin has been notified in the case. The cause and manner of death are pending further police investigation and the findings of the Regional Medical Examiner’s Office.
The Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide Unit and the Bayonne Department are actively investigating this case. No arrests have been made at this time. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Office of the Hudson County Prosecutor at 201-915-1345 or to leave an anonymous tip at: http://www.hudsoncountyprosecutorsofficenj.org/homicide-tip/. All information will be kept confidential.