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Police: Man's body found below New Jersey Turnpike extension investigated as possible suicide


NEWARK, New Jersey — New Jersey State Police say they are investigating the death of a man whose body was found below the New Jersey Turnpike extension in Newark. reports ( ) that police were investigating an abandoned Dodge in the area at around 8:30 a.m. Wednesday when police say a man's body was found below the overpass.

State Police Capt. Stephen Jones says that the body was in a barren, fenced-in area below the roadway.

Jones says the man's death is being investigated as a possible suicide.

Police say the man is believed to be in his 30s and from Hudson County. His identity has not been released.

The Essex County medical examiner's office will determine the cause of death.

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