Firefighters used a boat to pull out a body from the section of the Passaic River that runs behind John F. Kennedy High School on Tuesday afternoon.
Police and firefighters received report of a body floating in the river at around 1:40 p.m.
“Upon their arrival, officers observed the remains of a deceased unidentified male in the river,” said Passaic County prosecutor Camelia Valdes in a statement late Tuesday. “The remains were recovered from the river with the assistance of the Paterson Fire Department. At this time, the deceased individual remains unidentified.”
The investigation remains “ongoing.” It is being conducted by police, prosecutor’s office, and the New Jersey Medical Examiner’s Office.
Anyone with information is asked to call 1-877-370-PCPO or firstname.lastname@example.org or contact the Paterson Police Department Detective Bureau at 973-321-1120.
This report was updated with information from the Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office at 6:05 p.m.