UPDATED—October 18 at 2:45 p.m.
The Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office has released information regarding the body that was recovered in the Hudson River near the Hoboken Terminal on Tuesday afternoon.
As initially reported by NJ.com, Hoboken Police and other units were on the scene just south of the Hoboken Terminal at around 3:00 p.m.
Here is the full statement from Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez:
On… October 1, 2019, shortly after 3:00 p.m., the Hoboken Police Department received a
report concerning a possible body floating in the Hudson River near the Lackawanna Terminal in
Members of the Hoboken Police Department and the NJ Transit Police Department were directed
to the location of the body by a concerned citizen and notification was made to the Hudson
County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide Unit.
The body was removed from the water with the assistance of the Hoboken Fire Department and
was pronounced dead at approximately 4:30 p.m. The cause and manner of death are pending the
findings of the Regional Medical Examiner’s Office.
The Prosecutor’s Homicide Unit is actively investigating the case with assistance from the
Hoboken Police Department. Based upon the preliminary investigation, the individual is believed
to be a female approximately 35- to 50-years-old. No identification has been made at this time.
Anyone with information about a missing person within the last 30 days is asked to contact the
Prosecutor’s Office at 201-915-1345 or to leave an anonymous tip on the Prosecutor’s Office
official website at: http://www.hudsoncountyprosecutorsofficenj.org/homicide-tip/. All
information will be kept confidential.
UPDATE: The HCPO’s statement previously read “Monday, October 1,” when in fact it was Tuesday.
NEW INFORMATION, SHARED ON OCTOBER 18: