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Ridgefield Park NJ, police are investigating a grizzly discovery of a container holding human remains found on a tree-lined street in Ridgefield Park on Friday morning.
According to the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office , police were called to the scene when the large plastic receptacle was noticed at about 10:38 a.m. near Hobart Street and Teaneck Road.
The remains have not been identified and the circumstances of the person’s death are under investigation. A very heavy law enforcement presence shut down two blocks of Hobart Street throughout Friday afternoon.
Bergen County Sheriff’s Department officers are on scene inspecting the container, which appeared to be a barrel. It was eventually put into a large black van and was taken away just after 2:30 p.m.
Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella announces the following information:
The Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit and the Ridgefield Park Police Department are investigating the discovery of human remains that were found in the area of Hobart Street and Teaneck Road, Ridgefield Park. At 10:38 a.m. on August 13, 2021, the Ridgefield Park Police Department responded to the area on a report of a suspicious large plastic container having been left in the street. Human remains were located in the container, and the circumstances of the death and the origin of the container are being investigated.
An investigation is being conducted by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office under the direction of Chief Jason Love and the Ridgefield Park Police Department under the direction of Chief Joseph Rella. No other information is available at this time.