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Woman, child found dead in Morris County pond

UPDATE: Authorities identify mother and son found dead in Morris County pond

BOONTON, NJ (Morris County) – Authorities are investigating after a woman and an 11-year-old child were found dead in a pond in Boonton,  according to acting Morris County Prosecutor Robert J. Carroll.

On Feb. 23, at around 5:39 p.m., police were dispatched to the Upper Pond section of Grace Lord Park in Boonton on a report of an unattended child, Carroll said.

While searching the area, police located the bodies of a 35-year-old female and an approximately 11-year-old child in the water.  The unattended child, age 6, was unharmed, Carroll said.

“At this time, the identity of these individuals will not be released and the investigation is ongoing,” Carroll said.

The 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.

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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