Update: Atlantic County prosecutor says hunter found woman’s body behind former Shore Mall

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A quiet and secluded side street was anything but on Monday, Jan. 6 as detectives combed the woods for evidence after a female body was found by a local hunter a day earlier./R.J. Liberatore Jr. A quiet and secluded side street was anything but on Monday, Jan. 6 as detectives combed the woods for evidence after a female body was found by a local hunter a day earlier./R.J. Liberatore Jr. EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP ­– A quiet and secluded side street was anything but on Monday, Jan. 6 as detectives combed the woods for evidence after a female body was found by a local hunter a day earlier.

Egg Harbor Township police detectives joined members of the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit in searching the woods about 150 feet west of the intersection of Broadway and Ninth avenues.

At 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 5, a hunter discovered human remains in the woods behind Harbor Square, formerly known as the Shore Mall, acting Atlantic County Prosecutor Jim McClain said.

The hunter, who is a local police officer, immediately reported the body to the police.

The remains were collected by State Medical Examiner’s Office personnel, who are completing an autopsy on the victim.

A state medical anthropologist is also being consulted due to the advanced decomposition of the remains, McClain said.

The victim has been identified as a female, McClain said. However, her age and race have not been determined.

Photographs of several of the victim’s tattoos have been made public to aid in her identification, he said.

Additional information will be released when appropriate, McClain said.

Anyone with information about the case should call the Major Crimes Unit at 609-909-7666.


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