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††††††††††††††††††††††† †††† *News Release* ††††††††††††††††Date: August 23, 2013








Woman identified in South Plainfield



††††††††† Middlesex County Acting Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey and Chief James Parker of the South Plainfield Police Department announced today that a 39-year-old Newark woman has been identified as the person whose body was recovered from a wooded section of South Plainfield.


Erica McCord was identified through fingerprint records during an active and continuing investigation by the South Plainfield Police Department and the Middlesex County Prosecutorís Office.


          The investigation began on August 18, 2013 at 12:13 p.m. when a man working in the area discovered the body in the woods near South Clinton Avenue and Gardner Avenue and contacted police.


The cause of death remains under investigation. Police are awaiting the results of toxicological testing that has been ordered by the Middlesex County Medical Examinerís Office.


Anyone with information on the woman is asked to contact Detective Gary Cassio of the South Plainfield Police Department at (908) 226-7662, or Lt. Jacquelyn Molnar of the Middlesex County Prosecutorís Office at (732) 745-4578.