Man Found Shot Dead in Vacant Lot in Orange

Acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert D. Laurino announced today that the Orange Police Department and the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force are investigating a fatal shooting.

According to a statement released by auhorities, Sunday, at approximately 10:35 am, the body of Mr. Michael S. Boyd, 46, of Orange was discovered in a vacant lot in the 100 block of Matthews Street in Orange suffering from an apparent gunshot wound.

Police say Boyd was pronounced dead at the scene at 11:23 am.

The investigation is active and ongoing.

Authorities say no suspects have been identified and no arrests have been made.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force tips line at 1-877-TIPS-4EC or 1-877-847-7432.