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Man’s body recovered from Rockaway River in Morris County

BOONTON, NJ (Morris County)A death investigation is underway after a body was recovered from the Rockaway River on Monday in Boonton, according to Morris County Prosecutor Robert J. Carroll.

On Nov. 29, at around 9:50 a.m., police responded to the Rockaway River on a report of a body. While searching the area, officers located the body of a 71-year-old man, Carroll said.

The prosecutors office did not identify the man and the Medical Examiner’s Office is completing the investigation.

“While the investigation remains ongoing, the incident is not suspected to be criminal at this time, nor is there any danger to the public,” Carroll said.

This investigation is being conducted by the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit, Morris County Sheriff’s Office Crime Scene Investigation Unit, Boonton Police Department Detective Bureau and Boonton Fire Department Swiftwater Rescue Team.

Anyone with any information related to this investigation, is encouraged to call the Major Crimes Unit of the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office at 973-285-6200, or the Boonton Police Department at 973-402-9371.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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