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NJ state police seeking public’s assistance with identifying man who attempted to purchase a child in Morris County

MORRIS COUNTY, NJ– The New Jersey State Police and Morris County Park Police are seeking the public’s assistance with identifying a man who attempted to buy a child on the the Hurd Street side of Hedden County Park in Morris County.

On Wednesday, May 26, at around 2:22 p.m., a man approached a woman who was with her 2-year-old son and made multiple attempts to purchase the child. After numerous failed attempts, the suspect met with two men between the age of 25-30 before departing the park through the Park Heights Avenue gate in Dover, state police said.

The man was described as a Hispanic with a gold tooth in his mouth, 47-58 years-old, 5 feet 7 inches, wearing a white tee-shirt, and a black baseball hat with a “RM” logo.

A detective with the State Police Forensic Imaging Unit created a composite sketch of the suspect.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Morris County Park Police Detective Bureau at 862-325-7716. Anonymous tips are welcome.

(Photo Courtesy: NJSP)

Jay Edwards

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