Morris County Sheriff’s Office Crime Scene Investigation Unit Detectives Assist With Death Probe In Dover

Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp, Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Acting Chief of Investigations Chris Kimker, Morris County Sheriff James Gannon and Public Safety Director Daniel DeGroot and Chief Anthony Smith of the Dover Police Department announce an investigation into a deceased person found in Dover, New Jersey.

Morris County Sheriff's Office CSI Detectives at a death investigation in Dover on August 2, 2019.
Morris County Sheriff’s Office CSI Detectives at a death investigation in Dover on August 2, 2019.

On August 1, 2019, law enforcement received information regarding a deceased male in a wooded area near a culdesac at the end of West Clinton Street in Dover, New Jersey.  Morris County Sheriff’s Crime Scene Investigation Unit processed the scene and the investigation confirmed that a deceased male’s body was located in the woods in close proximity to a homeless campsite.  An autopsy was performed by the Morris County Medical Examiner’s Office.  The cause and manner of death are pending.  The investigation remains ongoing and the identity of the individual will not be released at this time.

Morris County Sheriff James M. Gannon, left, confers with Dover Police Chief Anthony Smith at the scene of a death investigation on August 2, 2019.
Morris County Sheriff James M. Gannon, left, confers with Dover Police Chief Anthony Smith at the scene of a death investigation on August 2, 2019.

If anyone has any information related to this investigation, they are encouraged to call the Major Crimes Unit of the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office at 973-285-6200, or the Dover Police Department at 973-539-0777.   Sheriff Gannon also reminds the public that information can also be reported anonymously to the Morris County Sheriff’s Crimestoppers at 973-267-2255 or through the website at www.Copcall.org .