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Human Torso Washes Up at Authur Kill in Elizabeth




By: Richard L. Smith 

Authorities in Union County are investigating circumstances behind human remains that washed up in a body of water in Elizabeth Tuesday evening. 

Search crews scoured parts of the Authur Kill after a human torso of an unidentified person washed up near Veterans Memorial Waterfront Park around 4:50 p.m. 

Police have yet to determine where the torso came from or what caused that person's death. 

A coroner will examine the human remains and later release them to a local funeral home. The autopsy results are pending.

No other details were immediately available.