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Dead Body Found Behind Vacant House in Newark's South Ward

By rlsmetro on

Police in Newark recovered the body of an unidentified person in a neighborhood in Newark's South Ward on Saturday afternoon.

According to police, reports of suspicious activities called in by residents led police to the rear of abandoned property in the vicinity of 316 West Runyon Street at around noon.

Units arrived and found the body of a female but have not confirmed if the circumstances behind the person's death as suspicious at this time.

The Essex County Prosecutor's Office has not reported a homicide investigation at this time.

The investigation remains active and ongoing.

**UPDATE 1:11 PM The Essex County Prosecutor's Office has confirmed a homicide investigation. The manner of death has not been released at this time.**