Union County Prosecutor’s Office Investigating Suspicious Death

A suspicious death that took place in Plainfield on Christmas Eve is under active investigation, acting Union County Prosecutor Lyndsay V. Ruotolo and Plainfield Police Director Lisa Burgess jointly announced Tuesday.

Shortly after 10 a.m. on Thursday, December 24, officers from the Plainfield Police Division responded to a call reporting human remains near the 800 block of W Front Street in Plainfield.

Upon discovery of human remains at the scene, the Union County Homicide Task Force, Union County Sheriff’s Office Crime Scene Unit, and Plainfield Police Division began an investigation into the incident.

The investigation is ongoing and the victim remains unidentified at this time.

Anyone with information about this matter is urged to contact Prosecutor’s Office Sgt. Christopher Scuorzo at 908-472-0492 or Det. Kirsh at 908-347-1420. Tips can also be submitted anonymously by phone at 908-654-TIPS (8477) or online at