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Items Appearing to be Human Remains Found near Cemetery in Newark

By rlsmetro on
New Jersey

Police are in the teens block of Whitney Street for reports of  suspicious items that were located a short time ago. 

Upon arrival to the scene, authorities located what appeared to be human remains not too far from a cemetery in the city's West Ward.  

Investigators from the Essex County Prosecutor's office are headed to the scene at this time. 

A spokesperson for the Essex County Prosecutor's office said that further details will be released if an investigation is launched by their office. 


UPDATE 12:20 p.m. The item was a fake skull according to a spokesperson from the Prosecutor's Office.