Human remains found in wooded area in Buena Vista Township, NJ

ByEyewitness News WABC logo
Friday, September 18, 2015

BUENA VISTA TOWNSHIP, N.J. (WABC) -- Human skeletal remains were found in a wooded area in Buena Vista Township in New Jersey.

Around 10 a.m. on Thursday, troopers from the New Jersey State Police Buena Vista Station, and detectives from the Major Crime Unit responded to a wooded area in proximity to Main Ave and U.S. 40 after a hunter discovered human skeletal remains.

The remains were discovered along with several personal items which include a black baseball cap with "Puerto Rico" written in red and blue lettering on the brim and "Puerto Rico" written multiple times in a circular pattern on the front of the cap, a red windbreaker coat with "N.Y.C. Lifeguard Dept. of Parks" written on the back, and a green backpack containing a black LG cell phone and prescription eyeglasses.

The New Jersey State Police is asking anyone with knowledge of a person who may have been wearing these items described above to contact the Buena Vista Station at 609-561-1800 ext 3355.