Details surrounding the discovery of bodies floating in the Hudson River in Jersey City on July Fourth remain unclear, although authorities have actually determined the victims.
Authorities reacted to the Hudson River near completion of Morris Canal Park on reports of a female floating in the water around 7:30 a.m., Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez stated.
The body was recognized as a 22-year-old New York City lady, whose name was not released. She was noticable dead around 7:45 a.m.
Then, five hours later, police received a call of a 2nd body found in the Morris Canal, roughly 50 feet from where the female was discovered, Suarez said.
The body, later on determined as 22-year-old Umair Saleh, of Edison, was recovered from the water. Saleh was noticable dead around 1:10 p.m., Suarez said.
The cause and manner of death of both victims is pending the findings of the Regional Medical Examiner.
The Hudson County Prosecutor's Office Homicide Unit and the Jersey City Police Department are actively examining the deaths.
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