A boy reported missing in Kearny died after an unknown/unspecified medical condition in Newark.
Police released this statement a short time ago:
It is with great sadness that the Kearny Police Department releases the following statement regarding 14-year-old missing juvenile Angel Gonzalez:
On today (Tuesday, October 17th) the Kearny Police Department was notified by New Jersey’s Northern Regional Medical Examiner’s Office in Newark that the medical examiner located and identified the deceased remains of Angel Gonzalez.
Preliminary information indicates that Angel was found unresponsive in the City of Newark and was transported by ambulance to a local hospital where he died.
The cause and manner of Angel’s death are pending an investigation by the regional medical examiner’s office.
The police department advises the community that this appears to be an isolated event and there is no danger to the community at-large.
The Kearny Police Department would like to thank the following agencies for their assistance in this investigation: Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office, New Jersey State Police Missing Persons Unit, Newark Police Department, New Jersey Northern Regional Medical Examiner’s Office, New York Police Department, and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.
The police department extends its deepest condolences to Angel’s family and friends in this most difficult time.
The Kearny School District advises that they will have grief counselors available tomorrow for students at Franklin, Lincoln, and Kearny High Schools.