Update on Elizabeth Homicide

Authorities have identified the victim who was discovered on Monday afternoon in Elizabeth, said Prosecutor Theodore J. Romankow.

The victim, Marlon Castaneda DOB: 2/6/1988 of Franklin Street in Elizabeth, had been reported missing by relatives on October 11, 2010. He was last seen alive on October 9, 2010.

Castaneda’s partially decomposed body that was discovered on March 7, 2011 near Pine Street and Front Street in Elizabeth, said Romankow. An autopsy was performed by the county medical examiner on Tuesday and the manner of death determined to be homicide.

This is an active investigation and anyone with information is urged to call Detective Steven Francisco at (908) 514-1722. Additional information will be released as it becomes available.