MORRIS COUNTY, NJ - The identities of the deceased bodies found dead in a Boonton pond have been released.  This news alert has been issued by Acting Morris County Prosecutor Robert J. Carroll, Morris County Sheriff James M. Gannon, Morris County Prosecutor’s Office, Chief of Detectives Christoph Kimker, and Town of Boonton Captain Stephen Jones.  They announced the following update on an active investigation into the discovery of two bodies in a pond on February 23, 2021.

On February 23, 2021, the following individuals were located deceased in a pond in the Upper Pond section of Grace Lord Park in Boonton – Warda Syed, female, age 35; and Uzair Ahmed, male, age 11. An unattended male child, 6, was also located at the scene unharmed. The two juvenile males were determined to be Warda Syed’s children. All three individuals are Boonton residents. The name of the 6-year old child will not be released.

This is an ongoing joint investigation 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. More information will be released when appropriate. Inquiries concerning this press release should be directed to Public Information Officer Meghan Knab at or by phone at 973-829-8159.