Anglers find body in Mullica River

    New Jersey state troopers recovered a body from the Mullica River today, authorities said. 

    Two anglers found the unidentified body shortly before 11:00 a.m., according to a release from the New Jersey State Police. 

    The body was discovered near Hog Islands in Washington Township in Burlington County, the release said. It was removed from the water a short time later by a state police marine unit crew. 

    But it’s not clear what caused the person’s death or how she or he ended up in the waterway.

    A state police spokesman said it appeared that the body “had been in the water for a little while.”

    The person’s gender also has not been determined. Further details on the investigation have not been disclosed.

    Hog Islands consist of two marshland parcels straddling Atlantic and Burlington counties that flood at high tide, according to 2009 Press of Atlantic City article

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    The Associated Press contributed to this report. 

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