Posted Friday, January 8th, 2016

Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp and Morristown Police Chief Peter Demnitz have announced that the death of a man found in November lying in an alley near the county government complex in Morristown was  due to exposure to the cold weather.Prosecutor 2


An autopsy performed by Dr. Ronald V. Suarez of the Morris County Medical Examiner’s Office certified the cause of death as hypothermia due to exposure to low environmental temperatures, and the manner of death as accidental.

On Nov. 17,  at about 8:30 a.m., officers from the Morristown Police Department responded to a call of an unconscious person.  Upon their arrival, a deceased man was located in an alley behind 12 Schuyler Place in Morristown.

The victim was later identified as Oscar Alberto Romero, 23, formerly of Honduras, and more recently not having a consistent residence.

This investigation was investigated by members of the Major Crimes Unit of the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office as well as members of the Morristown Bureau of Police.

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