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Body Found off Great Swamp Trail, Officials Say

Discovery was made Tuesday near Long Hill Road in Harding Township.

A body was pulled out of the Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge Tuesday in Harding Township, the Morris County Prosecutor's Office said.

The body was found just off a trail near a parking lot on Long Hill Road in Harding Township, according to Harding Police. Long Hill Road runs through the swamp and into Long Hill Township.

According to Harding Police, the road is a common destination for hikers and cyclists, and there are marked trails throughout the area.

Christopher Kimker, of the Morris County Prosecutor's Office, is leading the ongoing investigation.

No further information has been released.

SNOOZE January 09, 2013 at 06:07 PM
Where's the story??
JVC January 09, 2013 at 06:34 PM
Whats the scoop!?
Aladdin Sarsippius Sulemenagic Jackson III January 09, 2013 at 07:19 PM
Tree hugging went awry. This tragedy could have been avoided had the swamp been filled in and turned into an airport as was the original plan. Now look what happened. Great Swamp Watershed Advisory Board - you have mud on your hands! <<sarcasm>>
Cletus January 10, 2013 at 10:48 AM
^Morristown has NO talent^
Barb Zaboski January 10, 2013 at 10:08 PM
More info please
Ron Swanson January 11, 2013 at 02:36 PM
Apparently it was a suicide, according to the Observer-Tribune (see link). http://newjerseyhills.com/observer-tribune/news/body-found-in-harding-s-great-swamp/article_435fd25e-59cb-11e2-98fc-001a4bcf887a.html
Chess D January 15, 2013 at 07:39 PM
Suicide is seems unlikely. The body had a bullet hole in the stomach. Given the remote location and Florida plates at the scene, I'd guess it was more like murder.
Skip January 15, 2013 at 09:04 PM
Chess, I agree. I believe a bullet to the stomach results in a long painful death.

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