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Body of Man Found Behind Dumpster of Newark West Ward Eatery


By: Richard  L. Smith 

Police recovered the body of an unidentified man found behind a dumpster of an eatery in Newark’s  Upper West Ward Sunday night. 

A preliminary investigation revealed that at approximately 9:10 p.m., police responded to the Dunkin Donuts at the intersection of South Orange Avenue and West End to investigate reports of an unconscious  person. 

Upon arrival, officers learned that a person attempting to relieve themselves behind the dumpster came across the partially decomposed body and then dialed 911. 

Residents on West End Avenue said the man was not from the area but hung around the restaurant occasionally. 

The cause of the man’s death is under investigation. 

The Essex County Prosecutor’s Office has not announced a homicide investigation at this time.