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UPDATE: Search Ends After Police Recover Body Believed to be Missing Belleville Man near Passaic River


Kearny Police were notified today, May 26, that a deceased human body was found around 11 a.m. on the Newark side of the Passaic River near the Jackson Street Bridge. 

Newark Police are leading the investigation into the recovery.  Kearny Police officials directed further questions to the Newark Police Division.

Body recovered

Formal identification of the person recovered is pending an examination by the Northern Regional Medical Examiner’s Office. 

However, Kearny Police have called off their search for missing person Hector L. Nieves, 33, of Belleville, due to consistencies between Nieves’s description and the recovered person.