Body pulled out of Passaic River

Police believe it's the body of a man wanted in his niece's death.
May 1, 2009 8:35:21 AM PDT
A body was recovered in the Passaic River in Passaic, and authorities suspect it is the uncle of a three-year-old discovered dead last week. The body was found along River Road by Passaic County Sheriff's Office divers sometime before 11 a.m.

Tests will positively determine the identity of the person.

But authorities suspect it is Juan Mendez, the uncle of a three-year-old girl discovered dead Saturday.

Mendez was named as a suspect in the the death of Janiya Mendez, the girl found in the river.


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