UNION, NJ – Township officials have confirmed that an apparent suicide took place Tuesday afternoon at the Union Animal Shelter.

According to Township Business Administrator Ron Manzella, an Animal Shelter employee was found dead at the scene between 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.  No information on the identity of the employee was available.  The official cause of death will be determined after an autopsy by the coroner. 

The investigation is ongoing.