Body of Man Found Lying in the Street in Newark's North Ward

The State Regional Medical Examiner's Office will determine the cause of death for a man found dead in a section of Newark's North Ward on Sunday morning.

According to a statement released by Newark Police Director Anthony Ambrose, at approximately 10 a.m., police were called to the 200 block of Park Avenue to investigate reports of suspicious activities.

Director Ambrose said units arrived and found an unresponsive male lying in the street near North 6th Street.

The man was subsequently pronounced dead at the scene Director Ambrose said.

While the medical examiner will determine the man's cause of death, it does not appear to be COVID-19 related said, Director Ambrose.

The Essex County Prosecutor's Office has not announced a homicide investigation.