BOONTON, NJ - An active investigation is underway following the discovery of two bodies in a pond near Boonton Falls on Tuesday evening, according to 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.
At approximately 5:40 p.m. on Feb. 23, law enforcement was dispatched to the Upper Pond section of Grace Lord Park in Boonton on a report of an unattended child.
While searching the area, law enforcement located the bodies of a 35-year-old female and an approximately 11-year-old child in the water, the Prosecutor's Office reported. The unattended child, age 6, was unharmed.
The report said the identity of these individuals will not be released and the investigation is ongoing 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 by the Prosecutor's Office when appropriate.
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