EDISON, NJ – Firefighters made a gruesome discovery after responding to a small fire Sunday morning, an unidentified male body, police said.
According to police, the man’s body was discovered at 6:13 a.m. Sunday morning below the Morris Goodkind Bridge, which carries Route 1 over the Raritan River.
Firefighters were dispatched to the Valley Manor apartment complex for as small fire, according to the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office Spokesman James O’Neill.
In a press release Sunday afternoon, O’Neill said the man’s body was discovered outside the apartment complex after the small fire was extinguished.
The man was pronounced dead at the scene at 9:50 a.m., O’Neill said.
Police said they are investigating the man’s identity, but do not believe the death to be suspicious.
The investigation is active and is continuing.
Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Joseph Kenney of the Edison Police Department at (732) 248-7400, or Detective James Napp of the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office at (732) 745-3300.