Skip to main content

Trenton Man Charged for Decomposed Body Found in Garbage Bag


By: Yuritza Arroyo

Mercer County authorities announced today that an investigation conducted by the Mercer County Homicide Task Force and the Trenton Police Department has resulted in charges being filed against a Trenton man in connection to last month’s discovery of a decomposed body in a garbage bag.

According to officials, David Gibson, 44, of Trenton, is charged with disturbing or desecrating human remains, tampering with evidence, and hindering.

Officials say the prosecutor’s office has filed a motion to detain Gibson pending trial.

Gibson was evicted in November from his home where the body was found. 

According to authorities, he is accused of placing the victim in the garbage bag after the victim was deceased, moving the trash bag to a different area, concealing the victim’s remains, and not contacting authorities.

Authorities say on December 23, a decomposed body in a garbage bag was located at a property in the 600 block of Beatty Street in Trenton by the landlord.

An autopsy was performed by the Middlesex Regional Medical Examiner's Office, and the cause and manner of the victim’s death are pending further testing.

 A tentative identification of the victim has been made; however that identification is pending DNA confirmation.

The investigation is ongoing.