Person Found Dead Inside Newark Historic Church

Police have ruled out foul play for the death of a person found inside a church in Newark's downtown.

According to preliminary reports, police were called to the North Reformed Church located in the 500 block of Broad Street to investigate reports of an unconscious person at approximately 9:30 a.m.

Police officers arrived at the scene found the unidentified person unresponsive according to police.

The victim was pronounced dead at the scene. There were no immediate reports of foul play or suspicious activities according to police.

North Reformed Church is located in the heart of Newark, New Jersey, at the north end of downtown at 510 Broad Street. Organized in 1856, North has served her community for over 160 years.

Church officials could not be released for comments regarding the incident.