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Man Found Dead in Wheelchair Outside of Newark Supermarket


Police recovered the body of a man sitting in a wheelchair outside a supermarket in Newark’s North Ward Saturday evening.

According to preliminary reports, police were called to the Food Fare Supermarket located in the 300 block of Mount Prospect Street to investigate reports of an unconscious and unresponsive person near the entrance of the business.

Upon arrival, police found the unidentified man who medical personnel pronounced dead at the scene.

The State Regional Medical Examiner’s Office will make the final determination on the cause of death for the victim.

The Essex County Prosecutor’s Office has not announced a homicide investigation at this time.

It is not clear how long the deceased male sat near the supermarket.