Police ID Body Found in Bay

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    Ted Greenberg

    Police have identified the body of a man pulled from the Sea Isle City back bay lagoon. 

    Vacationers discovered the body floating face down between two docked boats near 323 E. 43rd Street around noon Thursday. Police identified the body as 61-year-old Norman Remsen of Marmora, NJ.

    Investigators believe he'd been in the water for no more than 48 hours.

    Joe Wilson came to Sea Isle City for the day from Deptford to visit friends and made the grisly discovery.

    Body Found at the NJ Shore

    [PHI] Body Found at the NJ Shore
    NBC10's Ted Greenberg reports on a body that was found in a lagoon in Sea Isle City, N.J. (Published Friday, Aug. 16, 2013)

    “Looked over the edge and I said, that looks like a body. And they said we saw that earlier and we thought it was a trash bag. I said, ‘Well it can’t be a trash bag with a head', “said Wilson.

    Charles Copeland, a retired Mantua Township Police officer, also made the discovery.

    “Seen many...definitely…just hope it has closure for somebody who might be missing,” said Copeland.

    There were no signs of trauma, according to police.

    Body Found Floating in Sea Isle City

    [PHI] Body Found Floating in Sea Isle City
    NBC10's Ted Greenberg reports on the unknown body of an adult white male that was found in a lagoon in Sea Isle City. Currently, local and state police are trying to identify the identity of a body who was floating in water. (Published Thursday, Aug. 15, 2013)

    So far there is no word on what happened to Remsen or how he ended up in the water. Investigators say no one has been reported missing recently in Cape May County. Police say the cause of death is still under investigation.

    Anyone with information is asked to call New Jersey State Police at 609-561-1800 ext. 3355.


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