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Police Respond to Multiple Reports of Dead Body Found Under Tarp in Newark


Multiple reports from residents who alleged that they drove or walked past a tarp with a dead body

wrapped inside was knocked down by police.

Residents dialed 911 on Wednesday afternoon and Thursday, reporting that they found a blue tarp with a human body wrapped inside just before the access ramp of NJ-21 at Chester Street.

A public information request to Newark Police officials returned with authorities stating that after their investigation, officers found that someone possibly dumped a large dead deer near the highway.

Police say the remains were not a human body.

It has not been confirmed if the dead animal was en route to a local butcher and possibly fell off a truck at that location.

Newark Police officials referred all questions to the Department of Transportation for additional information regarding the matter.