Body Found in Vacant Home on Joyce Kilmer Avenue

NORTH BRUNSWICK, NJ–Authorities announced that "township maintenance workers" had alerted police to an "apparent break-in" at a vacant home somewhere on Joyce Kilmer Avenue, which in turn led them to find a dead body.

​Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey did not identify the victim, a man whose body was discovered by police the morning of September 12.

An official statement issued later that same day, after had published that a body had been found, clarified that the victim's "identity has yet to be confirmed."

It's also not clear exactly which home it was on the avenue, which stretches through much of New Brunswick before coming to an end.

The portion within North Brunswick Township, where authorities say they found the body, is only four blocks long and includes just a handful of homes.

The man "was discovered at the house… shortly after township maintenance workers called authorities at 9:26 a.m. to report an apparent break-in at the vacant home," read the official statement from the Middlesex County Prosecutor's Office (MCPO).

The man was pronounded dead at the scene, according to the statement, which added that an autopsy had been "scheduled to be performed by the Middlesex County Medical Examiner’s Office."

New Brunswick Today obtained the statement despite all of our reporters being removed from the MCPO's press list earlier this year.

The investigation is "active and is continuing," according to the statement. Anyone with information is asked to call Sgt. Paul Pappas of the North Brunswick Police Department at (732) 545-3200.

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