Highlands – Friday, March 21, 2014 the New Jersey State Police Marine Unit were called out this morning to pull a body out of the Shrewsbury River.
Highlands Police were notified the State Police at 7:09 a.m. that there was a body in the water. The New Jersey State Police have complete jurisdiction of the waterways. The Marine Unit responded and recovered a body of a male adult.
The body was pulled from the river in the area of Captain’s Cove. Trooper Jeff Flynn stated that back on December 14, 2013, a fisherman, Edward Broderick, was reported missing in the area of Captain’s Cove Marina. His boat was found submerged, but his body was never recovered according to Flynn.
An autopsy was performed today by the Monmouth County Medical Examiner. Police are hoping that it will help them identify the body.
Photo is of the area of Captain’s Cove Marina from Google Earth.