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Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez has released the following information:

On Monday, October 1, 2019, shortly after 3:00 p.m., the Hoboken Police Department received a report concerning a possible body floating in the Hudson River near the Lackawanna Terminal in Hoboken.

Members of the Hoboken Police Department and the NJ Transit Police Department were directed to the location of the body by a concerned citizen and notification was made to the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide Unit.

The body was removed from the water with the assistance of the Hoboken Fire Department and was pronounced dead at approximately 4:30 p.m. The cause and manner of death are pending the findings of the Regional Medical Examiner’s Office.

The Prosecutor’s Homicide Unit is actively investigating the case with assistance from the Hoboken Police Department. Based upon the preliminary investigation, the individual is believed to be a female approximately 35- to 50-years-old. No identification has been made at this time.

Anyone with information about a missing person within the last 30 days is asked to contact the Prosecutor’s Office at 201-915-1345 or to leave an anonymous tip on the Prosecutor’s Office official website at: http://www.hudsoncountyprosecutorsofficenj.org/homicide-tip/. All information will be kept confidential.


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    1. How many does this make? It brings back a sad family memory of my BROTHER IN LAW
      and his friend drowning in June 1980. They were fishing and a line wrapped around a
      pier that got stuck, Charlie was a newly discharged marine, and his friend went in after him because
      he didn’t come up after untying the line. The newspapers at the time said there is a tremendous
      undertow fifty feet out and at high tide it causes a rip current. How many does this make since June 1980?
      I feel a great sadness, as our part of the Hudson has claimed many……………M.

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