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Death of Senior Man Found Near Rockaway River in Boonton Under Investigation

Boonton Township

Authorities in Morris County announced an investigation into a deceased person found in the Town of Boonton. 

In a press release, officials said on Monday at approximately 9:50 a.m., law enforcement was dispatched to the Rockaway River in the Town of Boonton on a report of a body.

While searching the area, officials said law enforcement located the body of a 71-year-old man.

Officials said the identity of the individual will not be released at this time.

The man’s body was recovered from the ice and the Medical Examiner’s Office is completing the investigation.

While the investigation remains ongoing, the incident is not suspected to be criminal at this time, nor is there any danger to the public.

This is an ongoing joint investigation conducted by the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit, Morris County Sheriff’s Office Crime Scene Investigation Unit, Boonton Police Department Detective Bureau and Boonton Fire Department Swiftwater Rescue Team.

If anyone has any information related to this investigation, they are encouraged to call the Major Crimes Unit of the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office at 973-285-6200 or the Town of Boonton Police Department at 973-402-9371.