OFFICE OF THE
UNION COUNTY
PROSECUTOR
FOR EMERGENCIES, DIAL 911 Immediately 

Andrew K. RuOTOLO, JR. Justice CENTER
32 Rahway Avenue, elizabeth, NJ 07202

908-527-4500    ucpo@ucnj.org
JENNIFER DAVENPORT
Acting Prosecutor

Press Release

For Immediate Release: February 2, 2018

Update – 02/05/2018

The person found deceased in a burning vehicle last week has been identified as Walter Foster, 54, of Union Township. 

The cause and manner of Foster’s death, as well as the source of the fire, remain under active investigation by the Union County Homicide Task Force and the Union Township Police Department, Union County Sheriff’s Office’s Crime Scene Unit, and Union County Arson Task Force.

Anyone with information about this matter is still urged to contact Homicide Task Force Detective Brendan Sullivan at 908-966-0999.

The Union County Homicide Task Force is investigating an incident in which a body was found inside a burning vehicle in Union Township early this morning, acting Union County Prosecutor Michael A. Monahan announced Friday.
The identity of the deceased and the cause of the fire have yet to be determined.

A Union Township Police Department patrol unit spotted a fire at approximately 4 a.m. Friday on Lousons Road near Morris Avenue, prompting fire and emergency response. The Task Force’s investigation is continuing, and it is being assisted by the Township Police Department, Union County Sheriff’s Office’s Crime Scene Unit, and Union County Arson Task Force.

Anyone with information about this matter is being urged to contact Homicide Task Force Detective Brendan Sullivan at 908-966-0999.

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