SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Middlesex County Acting Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey and South Plainfield Police Chief James Parker announced today that the body discovered on Aug. 18, 2013 in a wooded area, on the corner of Gardner Avenue and South Clinton Avenue, has been identified as 39-year-old Erica McCord.  McCord was identified by police through finger print records.  McCord's last known address was Newark.

The Middlesex County Prosecutors Office and the South Plainfield Police Department are investigating the circumstances of the death and have said this is an active and continuing investigation. Police are still awaiting toxicology test results relating to the death.

Police have asked that anyone with information on Erica McCord should contact Detective Gary Cassio of the South Plainfield Police Department at (908) 226-7662 or Lieutenant Jacquelyn Molnar of the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office at (732) 745-4578.