Human skeletal remains were found by two hunters at approximately 6 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 29, on Warrenville Road in Green Brook, N.J. according to a press release from Somerset County Prosecutor Geoffrey D. Soriano, Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office Chief of Detectives Stuart Buckman and Green Brook Township Chief of Police Martin Rasmussen.
Officials said there were enough remains to identify the bones as human, although the remains have not been identified. Authorities believe the bones belonged to a single body.
The remains were found up a steep hill alongside the two-lane roadway.
To get to the area where the bones were found, investigators had to lay an extension ladder on the ground to climb the hill.
“Its in an unusual location,” Soriano said.
Township police and detectives from the prosecutor’s Major Crime Squad and Crime Scene Forensic Unit are on the scene along with officials from the state Medical Examiner’s Office.
According to Green Brook Police Chief Martin Rasmussen, the hunters found the bones while they were tracking a doe they had struck with an arrow. The area, which comes close to several homes, is part of a preserved region that stretches for more than 60 acres, Rasmussen said.
Hunting is allowed as long as the hunter stays 500 feet from buildings and roads, Rasmussen said.
Police closed the southbound lane of Warrenville Road between Rock Road West and Route 22.
Late this afternoon, investigators were still processing the scene.
“There are a lot of question marks,” Soriano said.
One possible case police could consider is that of Margaret Haddican, a Warren mother of three who disappeared in October 2006. The FBI conducted a search of the wooded area near Dead River Road in June for clues in the disappearance, but none were found.