JERSEY CITY, NJ - The Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying a woman that was found floating in the Hudson River in Hoboken earlier this month, Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez announced Friday.

In a statement, Suarez said that victim was dark skinned, approximately 35-55 years old, five feet tall, and 130 pounds.The woman had a distinctive marking on her back, as well as a lengthy scar on her back, and it is believed that she may have worn hair extensions. 

The statement also shared that when she was found on October 1 the woman was was wearing black pants, a black long-sleeved sweater, and a light-green shirt containing a swirling/flowery bead pattern. In addition to a composite sketch of the woman developed by the New Jersey State Police investigators provided photographs of several pieces of unique jewelry she was found to be wearing at the time of her death, as well as a pair of black Puma sneakers. 

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“We are urging anyone with information that would assist us in identifying this woman to please come forward,” said Suarez. “Something that may seem insignificant to you, no matter how small of a detail, might prove to be significant in helping identify this woman and help lead us to her loved ones.” 

The victim was found at approximately 3:00 p.m. on October 1 floating near Lackawanna Terminal and removed shortly thereafter with the assistance of the Hoboken Fire Department. The Prosecutor’s Homicide Unit is continuing to investigate and the cause of death is pending the findings of the Regional Medical Examiner’s Office. 

Anyone with information as to the identity of the woman in the composite sketch or with  knowledge concerning a woman gone missing within the last two months is asked to contact the Prosecutor’s Office at 201-915-1345 or to leave an anonymous tip on the Prosecutor’s Office official website by clicking here. All information will be kept confidential.