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Decomposed Body on Route 9 May Have Been a Suicide

The person found hidden in the grass Monday by DOT workers cutting the grass still hasn't been identified.

Decomposed Body on Route 9 May Have Been a Suicide Decomposed Body on Route 9 May Have Been a Suicide Decomposed Body on Route 9 May Have Been a Suicide


Thousands of people fly down Route 9 Southbound through every day. Yet it took Department of Transportation workers hacking throough overgrown grass and weeds Monday to on the busy roadway.

The cause of death of the person, whose sex still has not been released, has been determined to be a suicide, said Captain Roy Hoppock of the . 

The, Hoppock said, when it was found.

The body was removed by the Middlesex County Medical Examiner's Office after it was discovered June 18, hidden in a relatively inaccessible part of the roadway. The grass, weeds, and trees on the median were near an overpass and the Green Street exit, across from Route 9 entrance to .

Officials are not releasing the cause of death, but a source close to the investigation said that the person may have died by a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

No other details have been released.

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