Essex County News

Authorities Pull Two Bodies from an Essex County Lake

32fd31f4c02f90557d94_4a5fe31595d2bb5efe27_nj-ecpo.jpg
32fd31f4c02f90557d94_4a5fe31595d2bb5efe27_nj-ecpo.jpg

NEWARK, NJ - Acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert D. Laurino has announced that authorities are investigating the recovery of two bodies from a lake in Weequahic Park on Saturday. At approximately 11:00 am today, the Essex County Sheriff’s Office received calls about a possible body floating in the lake. Sheriff’s officers responded to the lake, and with the assistance of the Newark Fire Department, removed the body of an unidentified female from the lake.  The female was pronounced dead at 11:25 a.m.

Detectives from the Essex County Prosecutor’s Major Crimes Task Force arrived at the park to investigate this incident. While detectives were canvassing the park and lake area, they observed another person floating in another section of the lake. With the assistance of the Newark Fire Department and officers from the Sheriff’s Office, authorities recovered the body of an unidentified male. This male was pronounced dead at 3:03 p.m.

The cause and manner of death of both individuals will be determined by autopsies, which will be performed at the Regional Medical Examiner’s Office, according  to Chief Assistant Prosecutor Thomas S. Fennelly, of the Prosecutor’s Homicide Unit. At this time, these incidents do not appear to be related according to Fennelly.

Sign Up for E-News

 Both incidents are being investigated by the Prosecutor’s Major Crimes Task Force and the investigation is active an ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to call the Prosecutor's Tips Line at (877) 847-7432.

No further information is available at this time. 

TAP Into Another Town's News:

You May Also Be Interested In

Sign Up for E-News

Millburn/Short Hills

Video: Scoutmaster Ken Fineran Street Dedication Ceremony

May 21, 2018

MILLBURN, NJ - Millburn Township and Boy Scout Troop 17 of St. Rose of Lima honored the life and accomplishments of late Scoutmaster Kenneth W. Fineran on Sunday, May 20. Troop 17 Scouts, in conjunction with Millburn Township and St. Rose of Lima Church.

Millburn Student's Bike Stolen, Millburn Police Investigating

June 12, 2018

On June 5, 2018 Millburn Police Officer Tavares responded to the Louis Vuitton store at The Mall at Short Hills on a theft report. Louis Vuitton personnel report a black male with dread locks wearing a black t-shirt, red shorts, black leggings, and white/red sneakers took two pairs of sunglasses valued at $870.00 and left the store without making payment. The incident is under investigation by ...

AtlantiCast

AtlantiCast Episode 17

On this week’s AtlantiCast, it’s National Men’s Health Month, so check out important health tips for you or the men in your life, learn about groundbreaking research into breast cancer treatment that could mean an end to chemotherapy for some patients, meet a local sports hero who’s living his baseball dreams thanks to Goryeb Children’s Hospital and much ...

Get Empowered to Help Prevent Suicide

June 12, 2018

Over the past week social media and the news have been filled with stories and articles encouraging people to seek help if they’re in emotional distress. There have been countless articles about the need to break the silence around the topic of mental health and suicide, and I am encouraged by the support people are extending to others.

Often, the death by suicide by prominent ...

Meet Your Local Prosthodontist

June 22, 2018

WEST ORANGE, NJ - Dr. Efterpi (Effie) Zantopoulos Deegan of Deegan Dental received her Certificate of Prosthodontics from University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ), after attending dental school there as well.  She is an alumnus of Rutgers- Newark College of Arts and Sciences and West Orange High School. Dr. Deegan is half-time faculty at Rutgers School ...

NCJW/Essex Hosts The Five Stages of Career Transition with Motivational Speaker Frederica Peterson

LIVINGSTON, NJ -- On Tuesday, June 12, 2018, Frederica Peterson, Motivational Speaker and Career Coach, MA, CPC, ELI-MP, engaged nearly 50 women at the Linda and Rudy Slucker NCJW/Essex Center for Women about moving forward in one’s career and in life. Peterson examined how many women feel stuck and trapped in negative thoughts, but how with the right mindset it’s possible to ...

Millburn-Short Hills Democratic Committee Looking to Fill District Leader Spots

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ - The Millburn-Short Hills Democratic Committee is stronger than ever and proudly represents itself along with Essex County Executive Joseph Di Vincenzo and newly re-elected Essex County Democratic Chairman LeRoy Jones at the Essex County Democratic Reorganization meeting.

The local committee currently has a record 29 of 32 District Leader spots filled. We have a female ...

Summertime Air Quality Issues

Summer weather can be harmful to your health due to air pollutants like ozone, mold, and moisture that are more prevalent both inside and outside than they are during cooler months. 

Sunny days, warm temperatures, and light winds don’t allow pollutants to be cleared from outside air. Instead, they encourage the formation of ozone, a leading air pollutant.  Ozone is ...