Male Found Dead on NJ Transit Bus in Newark

Authorities in Newark are looking into the cause of death for a person found dead on a public bus on Friday evening.

According to a preliminary investigation, police were called to the vicinity of 16th Avenue and 20th Street to investigate reports of a sick person at approximately 6:30 p.m.

Upon arrival, officers found the unconscious and unresponsive male on the NJ Transit #1 bus at that location according to reports.

The unidentified person was pronounced dead at the scene.

The State Regional Medical Examiners Office will determine what caused the person's death.

The Essex County Prosecutor's Office has not announced a homicide investigation.