Dead Body Found Behind Dumpster at Newark North Ward Strip Mall

Newark Police discovered the body of an unidentified person in a section of the city North Ward on Saturday afternoon.

According to police, residents notified officers of suspicious activities at the McCarter Plaza located on Clark Street and McCarter Highway shortly before 3:45 p.m.

When emergency responders arrived, they found the unconscious and unresponsive person near a dumpster that was enclosed inside a fence.

It appears that the victim squeezed their way inside a gap that was created by trespassers using the space for sleeping of drug use according to residents.

Police say the person was pronounced dead at the scene.

There was no crime scene established and authorities have not reported foul play at this time.

The investigation is ongoing and being handled by the Newark Police department.