Wednesday, November 18th, 2015

Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp and Morristown Police Chief Peter Demnitz have announced a joint investigation into the death of a man whose body was found yesterday in Morristown, just yards from the county government complex.

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On Tuesday (Nov. 17) at about 8:30 a.m., officers from the Morristown Police Department responded to a call of an unconscious person.  Upon arrival, they found a deceased male located in an alley behind 12 Schuyler Place. The victim has been identified as Oscar Alberto Romero, 23, formerly from Honduras, and more recently not having a consistent residence.

An autopsy was performed by Dr. Ronald V. Suarez of the Morris County Medical Examiner’s Office.  The cause and manner of death are pending.

This death is being investigated by the Major Crimes Unit of the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office and Morristown Police. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Prosecutor’s Office at 973-285-6200 or Morristown  Police at 973-538-2200.

It does not appear at this time that there is any risk to the general public.

Any inquiries can be directed to Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Deputy Chief Denise H. Arseneault 973-285-6262 or [email protected].