NJ FREEHOLD JOHN DOE: W/HM, 21-25, found in a wooded area in Freehold, NJ - 7 December 2002 *IDENTIFIED*

FREEHOLD JOHN DOE (2002): MH, 21-25, found in a wooded area in Freehold, NJ - 7 December 2002 *GRAPHIC* 2qcapET


The body was found at 5PM on Emleys Hill Road in Upper Freehold, New Jersey, inside a suitcase. His death is considered suspicious, but not a homicide. Police believe he died of an overdose of alcohol and heroin and those with him panicked and dumped the body. The absence of warm clothing pointed to the possibility that the man died indoors and was transported to the location. The body had not been there for a long period of time because the bag was on top of the most recent snowfall.


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Unidentified Person / NamUs #UP1510 Male, Multiple

Date Found December 7, 2002
Location Found Freehold, New Jersey
Estimated Age Range 21-25 Years

Case Information

Case Numbers
NCMEC Number--
ME/C Case Number 13021279
Demographics
Sex Male
Race / EthnicityWhite / Caucasian, Hispanic / Latino
Estimated Age Group Adult - Pre 30
Estimated Age Range 21-25 Years
Estimated Year of Death 2002
Estimated PMIDays
Height 5' 11"(71 inches) , Estimated
Weight 150 lbs, Estimated

Circumstances
Type Unidentified Deceased
Date Found December 7, 2002
NamUs Case Created April 1, 2008
Agency QA Reviewed--

Location Found Map
General Location--Freehold, New Jersey
County Monmouth County
GPS Coordinates--
Circumstances of Recovery Body was found in a wooded area in Freehold, NJ.
Details of Recovery
Inventory of Remains All parts recovered
Condition of Remains Recognizable face

Physical Description
Hair Color Black
Head Hair Description Black, no hair at scar on head.
Left Eye Color Brown
Right Eye Color Brown
Eye Description Brown
Distinctive Physical Features
Scar/mark
Scar on head Mole on upper lip Mole on left cheek 1/4" scar on chin 1/2" circular shape scar on lateral right shoulder 3/4" scar on left thumb 2" scar on the upper left thigh A few scars on the right knee joint

Clothing and Accessories
Accessories
Brown tweed cloth piece of luggage. In the right back pocket is a business card written in Spanish
Near the Body

Clothing
Carpenter style, red tab, Levi blue jeans, 32 x 34 Brown belt with a white metal buckle Black "Russell Athletic" short-sleeved shirt with the "SOX" emblem on the left front, size 44 An outer pair of white socks with the "Nike" emblem An inner pair of white socks with the "Nike" emblem Bluish grey Adidas brand athletic shorts A pair of "Greco For Men" brand black underpants A white T-shirt
On the Body

Jewelry
Casio wristwatch with a black band necklaces -one with alternating spherically shaped and cylindrically shaped black bead -one black string necklace with two small oval religious pendants

Investigating Agencies

NJSP Troop C
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Monmouth Co. ME Office
Case Contributors
Anna Delaney, Forensic Anthropologist(609) 584-5054 ext. 5656 | lppdelaan@gw.njsp.org
New Jersey State Police Office of Forensic Services
(609) 584-5054
 
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Unidentified Persons Deceased
Monmouth County

If you have any information about cases or the identification of individuals, please contact: The New Jersey State Police at 1-800-709-7090
Unidentified Deceased Male
Case Information
This unidentified deceased male was found at 5 p.m. on December 7, 2002 on Emleys Hill Road in Upper Freehold, New Jersey. Victim is suspected to be in his early 20's.

NIC # CASE #
U000003528 C06002409
Date Body Found Estimated Date of Death
December 07, 2002 Less than one week
Biological Profile
Age 20 - 25 years
Sex Male
Race Caucasian/Hispanic
Height 5'10" - 6'0"
Weight 150 - 155 lbs.
Hair Black
Eyes Brown
Scars, Marks and Tattoos Distinguishing features include an obvious hairless scar along the left part line on the scalp and two facial moles. One mole is located above the upper lip under the right nostril and the other is located on the left cheek.
Jewelry Wearing two necklaces and a watch. One necklace is a black cord with two small oval religious pendants. The other necklace is made up of wood-like rod and ball beads. The watch is a black Casio chronograph with green buttons.
Clothing At the time he was found, he was wearing a black White Sox Major League Baseball shirt and Levis carpenter-style blue jeans.
Misc. Fingerprints are available for comparison.

FREEHOLD JOHN DOE (2002): MH, 21-25, found in a wooded area in Freehold, NJ - 7 December 2002 *GRAPHIC* 2qcapET


If you have any information about this case or the identification of this individual, please contact:
The New Jersey State Police at 1-800-709-7090.
New Jersey State Police, Hightstown Station: 609-448-0074
 
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472UMNJ - Unidentified Male

FREEHOLD JOHN DOE (2002): MH, 21-25, found in a wooded area in Freehold, NJ - 7 December 2002 *GRAPHIC* CTmkELE


Reconstruction of Victim. To view a postmortem photograph, please click here.

Date of Discovery: December 7, 2002
Location of Discovery: Freehold, Monmouth County, New Jersey
Estimated Date of Death: Less than one week prior
State of Remains: Recognizable face
Cause of Death: Unknown

Physical Description
Estimated Age: 20 - 25 years old (believed to be in his early 20s)
Race: White/Hispanic
Gender: Male
Height: 5'10" - 6'0"
Weight: 150 - 155 pounds
Hair Color: Black, no hair at scar on head.
Eye Color: Brown
Distinguishing Marks/Features: Scar on head along the left part line on the scalp. Mole on upper lip. Mole on left cheek. 1/4" scar on chin 1/2." Circular shape scar on lateral right shoulder 3/4." Scar on left thumb 2." Scar on the upper left thigh. A few scars on the right knee joint.

Identifiers
Dentals
: Available
Fingerprints: Available
DNA: Available

Clothing & Personal Items
Clothing: Carpenter style, red tab, Levi blue jeans, 32 x 34 Brown belt with a white metal bucklem, Black "Russell Athletic" short-sleeved shirt with the "SOX" emblem on the left front (White Sox shirt), size 44 An outer pair of white socks with the "Nike" emblem An inner pair of white socks with the "Nike" emblem Bluish grey Adidas brand athletic shorts A pair of "Greco For Men" brand black underpants A white T-shirt.
Jewelry: Casio wristwatch with a black band necklaces -one with alternating spherically shaped and cylindrically shaped black bead -one black string necklace with two small oval religious pendants.
Additional Personal Items: Unknown

Circumstances of Discovery
The body was found at 5PM on Emleys Hill Road in Upper Freehold, New Jersey. His death is considered suspicious, but not a homicide. Police believe he died of an overdose of alcohol and heroin and those with him panicked and dumped the body. The absence of warm clothing pointed to the possibility that the man died indoors and was transported to the location. The body had not been there for a long period of time because the bag was on top of the most recent snowfall.

Investigating Agency(s)
Agency Name: New Jersey State Police
Agency Phone Number: 800-709-7090
Agency E-Mail: missingp@gw.njsp.org
Agency Case Number: C06002409

Agency Name: Middlesex Regional Medical Examiner Office
Agency Phone Number: 732-745-3190
Agency Case Number: 13021279

Agency Name: New Jersey State Police, Hightstown Station
Agency Phone Number: 609-448-0074
Agency Case Number: C06002409

NCIC Case Number: U000003528
NamUs Case Number: 1510

Information Source(s)
NamUs
New Jersey State Police
Ashbury Park Press

Admin Notes
Added: Prior to 2004; Last Updated: 5/13/18
 
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New Jersey hunters find body in suitcase

December 9, 2002

UPPER FREEHOLD, N.J. — Monmouth County authorities are trying to determine the cause of death of a man whose body was found inside a tweed suitcase.

The cause could not be determined through an autopsy, and officials were waiting on toxicology test results, said Monmouth County Prosecutor John Kaye.

Two hunters hiking through pine trees on Saturday found the suitcase and called 9-1-1, Kaye said. There were no visible signs of trauma on the man, who had no identification and no scars or tattoos.

The man was described as Hispanic and in his mid-20s. He was 5 feet 11 inches tall, weighed 150 pounds and was dressed in jeans, a shirt and socks.

Kaye said the body was likely left after Thursday night because the wheeled luggage lay on top of the snow.

The body was found a few miles from Interstate 195, near the entrance of Perretti Farms, home to two winners of the Hambletonian and the breeder of McArdle, the 2002 New Jersey Standardbred Horse of the Year.
 
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12/12/2002

Hunters discover body stuffed in suitcase

Bag discovered off Emley’s Hill Road, a few miles from I-195

Hunters in a snow-covered patch of trees in Upper Freehold made a grisly discovery when they stumbled upon a dead body stuffed into a brown-tweed suitcase on Saturday evening.

According to Monmouth County First Assistant Prosecu-tor Robert A. Honecker Jr., the two men, whose identities were not released, found the body of the unidentified young man in the oversized bag at approximately 5:45 p.m.

Authorities were unable to determine the cause of death from an autopsy performed Sunday, he said, noting that there were no obvious signs of trauma on the body. Results of a toxicology test are pending.

Honecker described the man, who was in his late teens to early 20s, as Hispanic, 5 feet 11 inches in height and weighing 150 pounds, with a 2-inch scar approximately 2 inches above his left ear.

He was wearing blue jeans, a white T-shirt, and a Chicago White Sox jersey, but was without shoes, socks or a coat.

The absence of warm clothing pointed to the possibility that the man died indoors and was transported to the location in which the bag was found, he said.

The section of the township where the body was discovered is a few miles from Interstate 195, which runs from Trenton to the coast.

"We suspect that the body had not been there for a long period of time because the bag was on top of the most recent snowfall," Honecker said.

The body was found in an area near the entrance of Perretti Farms, between a pond and Emley’s Hill Road. Perretti Farms is the home to two winners of the Hambletonian — a prestigious national harness racing contest — and the breeder of McArdle, the 2002 New Jersey Standardbred Horse of the Year.

According to Honecker, after opening the bag and seeing the body, the hunters called 911. The New Jersey State Police responded to the scene.

On Monday, Honecker said that the authorities were still attempting to learn the man’s identity by entering the man’s fingerprints and his description into state and national police databases.

The New Jersey State Police and the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit are investigating the incident.

Authorities are asking anyone with information to contact the New Jersey State Police Hightstown Barracks or the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office at 1-800-533-7433.
 
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12/19/2002

Body dumped in woods still unidentified

By alison granito
Staff Writer

UPPER FREEHOLD — Little is known about the origins of a body found by two hunters last week in a wooded area in Cream Ridge.

The body, which was found stuffed into a brown tweed suitcase and left in a patch of trees off Emleys Hill Road on Dec. 7, remained unidentified at press time. On Monday, an official from the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office said that there was no updated information to release on the case. Last week, the New Jersey State Police released a physical description and a police sketch of the victim.

"We are still trying to identify him and hope that the public can help us do that," state police spokesman Sgt. Kevin Rehmann said Thursday.

The young man in question was described as Hispanic, in his late teens to early 20s, approximately 5 feet 11 inches tall and weighing about 150 pounds.

The man was wearing blue Levi’s carpenter-style jeans, a white T-shirt, a black Chicago White Sox baseball jersey, and a black rod and bead necklace, according to officials. Last week, authorities said that there were no obvious signs of trauma to the body and that an autopsy performed on the man failed to yield a cause of death. Results of a toxicology test are pending.

The area where the victim was found is located just south of Interstate 195, which runs from Trenton to the coast.

Anyone with information on the case is asked to call state police Hightstown Barracks Detective Bureau at (609) 448-0074 or the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office at 1-800-533-7443.
 
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03/23/2005

Authorities investigate bones found in woods

Officials await results of autopsy performed in Freehold on Monday


BY JENNIFER KOHLHEPP
Staff Writer


In December 2002, near Emley’s Hill Road, two hunters found a suitcase containing the body of a man.

Authorities could not determine the man’s cause of death from an autopsy, but toxicology test results showed the presence of toxic levels of heroin in the victim’s system.

The man, who was in his late teens to early 20s, was Hispanic, 5 feet 11 inches tall and weighed 150 pounds. The victim had on blue jeans, a white T-shirt and a Chicago White Sox jersey, but was without shoes, socks and a coat.

According to the prosecutor’s office, the absence of warm clothing pointed to the possibility that the man died indoors and was transported to the location in which the bag was found.

Although authorities distributed a sketch of the man and investigated the matter for two years, the prosecutor’s office “administratively closed” the case in March 2003.

Kaye did not speculate on whether the two missing persons cases could be related.
 
The body was found in an area near the entrance of Perretti Farms, between a pond and Emley’s Hill Road.

Perretti Farm Inc
329 County Rd 526, Cream Ridge, NJ 08514


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