New Jersey State Police are asking for your help in identifying human skeletal remains found in a wooded area in Richland, Atlantic County.

Troopers from the Buena Vista Township station and detectives from the Major Crime Unit responded to the area Main Avenue and Route 40 at about 10 a.m. Thursday after a hunter found the remains in the Richland section of Buena Vista Township, police said on Facebook.

Police said the remains were found with personal items including:

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- A black baseball cap with “Puerto Rico” in red and blue on the brim and “Puerto Rico” written several times in a circular pattern on the front of the cap.

-A red windbreaker with “N.Y.C. Lifeguard Dept. of Parks” written on the back.

- A green backpack containing a black LG cell phone and prescription eyeglasses.

State Police ask anyone with knowledge of a person who may have been wearing these items to call the Buena Vista station at 609-561-1800, ext 3355.


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