FRENCHTOWN BOROUGH, NJ (Hunterdon County) – Human remains were found along an island on the Delaware River in Frenchtown Borough on Monday, according to Hunterdon County Prosecutor Anthony P. Kearns, III, Chief of Detectives Frank R. Crisologo and Frenchtown Police Chief Allan Kurylka.
An individual walking along a flood susceptible island on the Delaware River discovered skeletal remains and reported it to the Frenchtown Borough Police Department. Detectives from the Hunterdon County Prosecutor’s Office’s Major Crimes Unit and the Frenchtown Borough Police Department responded to the scene to investigate, Kearns said.
Hunterdon County Prosecutor’s Office detectives are working with the New Jersey State Police Missing Persons Unit, Hunterdon County Medical Examiner’s Office, and the State Park Police to identify the remains and a cause of death, Kearns said.
The skeletal remains are currently undergoing forensic DNA and dental record testing. At this time there does not appear to be any threat to the community at large, Kearns said
The investigation is ongoing and further information will be released when available.