Body Found in Newark's South Ward

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Authorities in Newark are on the scene investigating the death of an unidentified person found in a South Ward neighborhood.

Police were called to the vicinity of Mildred Helms Park on Seymour Avenue and West Bigelow at around 9:30 a.m. to investigate suspicious activities.

Units arriving on the scene found an unconscious and unresponsive male victim around 20-25 years-old.

Medics pronounced the victim dead a short time later.

There are no immediate reports of criminal activity involved in the findings at this time.

Earlier rumors by residents in the area that the victim being a child are false.

The investigation is active and ongoing.

West Bigelow Street, Newark, NJ, 07108