Skeletal remains discovered in Jackson

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The following is a release from the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office:

The Jackson Township Police Department, Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit, Ocean County Sheriff’s Department CSI, and New Jersey State Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the discovery of a skeletal remains found in the Colliers Mills Wildlife Management Area.

On 03/19/2018 at approximately 2:02 pm, the Jackson Township Police Department was dispatched to South Stump Tavern Road within the Colliers Mills Wildlife Management Area for a report of skeletal remains found.

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. The area was immediately secured by Jackson Police, who then contacted the above named partnering agencies to assist in the investigation.

At this time, there is nothing to indicate that the finding presents any danger to area residents. Positive identification has not been made at this time.

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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.

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