Investigators pulled the body of a woman from the Navesink River in Rumson on Wednesday. An autopsy found no sign of trauma, and the cause of death is under investigation. The Asbury Park Press says a State Police forensic anthropologist will try to identify the body, which was in an advanced state of decomposition.
The body was spotted in the river west of the Oceanic Bridge by a Rumson resident at about 9:30a.
From the Press account:
Authorities could only broadly estimate the woman’s age, which they put between 16 and 45 years old. The woman’s race also is undetermined, although [First Assistant Monmouth County Prosector Peter A. ] Warshaw said she may be of Asian descent. The body is 5 feet 3 inches tall and weighs 100 pounds.
“There will be substantial forensic efforts taken to identify the body, including an exam by forensic anthropologist from the New Jersey State Police and a careful review of dental impressions,” Warshaw said.
Warshaw said the woman was wearing a size 2 pair of jeans, an olive green, long-sleeved, hooded sweat shirt with an orange short-sleeved shirt underneath. She also was carrying a small amount of cash in her pockets.