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Man's Decomposed Body Found Floating in Bridgeton

By kcora on
Bridgeton New Jersey

A man's decomposed body found floating in the city's East Lake has authorities investigating. 

A person fishing in the lake around 3:30 p.m yesterday notified police after spotting the body.

As of today, there is no indication of foul play, despite the body's decomposed condition.

According to witnesses, a person was seen swimming around 7:30 p.m. Saturday matching the clothing - blue jeans, a green and white reversible basketball jersey with the No. 3 on the back and the word "Alcones" with a basketball hoop on the front and a retro-style Philadelphia 76ers baseball cap - found on northeast embankment of the lake believed to belong to the man. 

The victim has not been identified but police described him as a Hispanic male, between 30 and 40 years old, approximately 5'3" tall with a thin to medium build and black medium-length hair.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Bridgeton Police Department Det. Kenneth Leyman at (856) 451-0033.