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Dead Body Found Behind Building in Newark's Central Ward


By: Richard L. Smith 

Police in Newark recovered the body of an unidentified person behind a building in Newark's Central Ward Tuesday. 

Authorities were called to The Mary Elizabeth Mahoney Health Center located at 394 University Avenue to investigate reports of an unconscious person. 

Upon arrival, police found the individual, who was pronounced deceased, at the scene. 

Police have not released the person's identity, and The Essex County Prosecutor's Office has not announced a homicide investigation. 

The cause of the person's death and how long they were behind the building is under investigation.