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Man Found Dead in Newark South Ward Vacant Lot


Police in Newark are investigating the cause of death for a person found dead in a vacant lot in a section of the city's South Ward on Saturday evening. 

According to a preliminary investigation, police were called to the vicinity of Chancellor Avenue and Fabyan Place to investigate reports of an unconscious person found inside a grassy lot near the intersection.

Upon arrival, police found the adult male, around 30-years-old, lying on the ground unconscious and unresponsive at that location.

Police say the person was pronounced dead by medical professionals at the scene.

There are no reports of foul play and The Essex County Prosecutor's Office has not reported their involvement in the case at this time.