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Posted Wednesday, July 1st, 2020

Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp and Prosecutor’s Office Acting Chief of Investigations Christoph Kimker issue the following a statement on the discovery of a body in Lewis Morris County Park in Morris Township on Sunday, June 28, 2020.Morris County Prosecutor's Office seal

As indicated previously, this remains an active investigation. The Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit has been working continuously on this investigation with the Morris County Park Police, Morris County Sheriff’s Office CSI and Morris County Medical Examiner’s Office.

Prosecutor Knapp said “The Morris County Prosecutor’s Office ordinarily does not issue public statements on active investigations. However, given the fact that unsubstantiated statements have circulated on social media, there exists a need to provide more information to the public at this time.

“There is no cause to believe there is any criminality involved. The Morris County Medical Examiner has determined the manner of death as suicide.”

No further information will be released at this time.

Inquiries should be directed to Public Information Officer Meghan Knab at [email protected] or by phone at 973-829-8159.