13-Year-Old Found Dead Behind House in Paterson; Medical Examiner to Determine Cause

Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes and Paterson Police Chief Troy Oswald announce that at approximately 3:45 p.m. on Sunday, police officers responded to the area behind 133 Harrison Street in the City of Paterson in response to a report of the discovery of a body.

Upon their arrival, the officers discovered one deceased male juvenile, later identified as a 13-year-old from Paterson.

The medical examiner’s office was called to the scene and took custody of the body of the 13-year-old.

An autopsy, which will be scheduled at a date and time to be determined by the medical examiner’s office, will be performed in order to determine the manner and cause of death.

This investigation is active and ongoing

Authorities are asking anyone with additional information about this incident to contact us on our tips line at 1-877-370-PCPO or tips@passaiccountynj.org or contact the Paterson Police Detective Bureau at 973-321-1120.