NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. - The body of an unidentified male has been recovered from the basement of an abandoned residence on Welton Street.

Authorities are attempting to identify the body, which was discovered Friday at about 9:59 a.m., according to a press release issued by Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey and Director Anthony A. Caputo of the New Brunswick Police Department.

The cause of death remains under investigation. An autopsy was scheduled to be performed by the Middlesex County Medical Examiner’s Office, according to the release.

The investigation is active and is continuing. Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Erika DiMarcello of the New Brunswick Police Department at (732) 745- 5200, or Detective Grace  Brown of the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office at (732) 745-3373.​