The Jackson Township Police Department, Ocean County Prosecutors Office Major Crimes Unit, Ocean County Sheriff's Department CSI, and New Jersey State Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the discovery of skeletal remains found in the Wildlife Management Area.
According to the Ocean County Prosecutor's Office at approximately 2:02 pm Monday, the Officers from The Jackson Township Police Department were dispatched to South Stump Tavern Road within the Colliers Mills Wildlife Management area for a report of skeletal remains found.
According to authorities, the call reporting the find came from a District Fire Warden with the State Forest Fire Service who was assisting in a controlled burn of the area.
Jackson Police immediately secured the area then contacted partnering law enforcement agencies to assist in the investigation.
Police say at this time, there is nothing to indicate that the finding presents any danger to area residents.
A positive identification has not been made at this time police said.
The Ocean County Medical Examiner will conduct an Autopsy to determine the identity, as well as the cause and manner of death. More information will be release as it becomes available.